First week in Sunshine State a real blast

Four camps in four days. Detailing Week 3 of the spring training bus tour in Florida

Originally Published: March 4, 2011
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

Week 3 on the "Baseball Tonight Goodyear Bus Tour" with John Kruk ended in laughter, as it started.

Here are some of the highlights:

Feb. 28 at Tigers camp in Lakeland, Fla.

The Tigers pitchers were all over ace Justin Verlander about being a career .000 hitter: 0-for-16 with 10 strikeouts. "Every year, he says, 'This is the year I'm going to get a hit,'" pitcher Max Scherzer said. "This won't be the year. It won't be any year."

Verlander laughed about that, saying: "I ...

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