Staring at 'The Future'

Carl Crawford and Jayson Werth working alongside their heirs apparent

Updated: March 12, 2010, 11:27 AM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- It's a picture only spring training can paint, an intersection you can find only on your spring training map.

It's that rarefied place where The Present meets The Future. And nobody is watching except the whole darned planet.

So here, in a corner of the Tampa Bay Rays' sprawling clubhouse, you find two lockers parked conspicuously adjacent to each other. One belongs to Carl Crawford, the face of his franchise today. The other belongs to Desmond Jennings, the ...

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