The Hartford Courant doesn't get it. (We get it, but we don't get it, either).
(First of all - it's paywalled - but you need to read this Baseball America piece on Springer).
was teeing up a golf ball and smiling on Sunday, happy to be with old
friends, old teammates on a gorgeous September day back home. Yet it was still impossible not to wonder why Springer was in Connecticut — and not in Houston suiting up for the Astros.
The only thing I can control is how I play. I have the utmost respect
for all those guys up there [in the major leagues]. This game isn't
easy. I can take those things I was able to develop and learn, and now I
can relax and go to spring training all happy.
What will Springer be doing this off-season?
Right now, it's just lift,
eat and sleep, that's what my mind needs, what my body needs. It's
already hard enough, this game. … I'll go to big league camp, play my
game and whatever happens, happens.