Hope Springs Eternal

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March 17, 2002|By Text by John Makely | Text by John Makely,Sun Staff

Veterans Jeff Conine, Mike Bordick and Scott Erickson are back, but it's the first spring in two decades without Cal Ripken Jr. For the young Orioles of 2002, it's back to basics: bunting, sliding, turning the double play. Fans can only hope all the spring drills pay off in that sweet sound of summer: "Orioles win!"

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