When pitchers and catchers get ready to report, I immediately wonder how many guys will be quoted as saying, “I’m in the best shape of my life.” I know I said it aloud at least once. My curiosity has already been confirmed with a recent article by Hardball Talk. http://www.prosportsdaily.com/Headlines/ExternalArticle?articleId=500622. Madison Bumgarner is ready for Spring Training. It’s so predictable that players league-wide will suggest that somehow this year and their off-season will be different than the others. After all, hope springs eternal. Signed players are headed to Florida and Arizona with bags packed with of dreams of World Series glory.