Spring Training for the San Francisco Giants is getting as predictable as Tommy Lasorda's favorite ethnic food. Or Alex Rodriguez ruining yet another very expensive lie-detector machine.
Really, what would Spring in Scottsdale, Arizona be without Willie Mays and Will Clark roaming the clubhouse and batting cages, casually dispensing wisdom and humor? And once again San Francisco's post-modern Spring in the desert routinely includes an excess of outstanding starting and bullpen arms and a minimum of drama over who will go north in late March.
There's great energy in San Francisco's 2013 Arizona clubhouse: Tim Lincecum's new commitment to excel in a starting role matches his new haircut; Buster Posey is the defending National League League MVP and one of baseball's most dynamic players; and the Giants are one World Series win away from legitimizing the word "dynasty".
But there's another, painfully familiar, question following the Giants around the greater Phoenix metro...