As new first baseman Garrett Atkins finished a brief session with reporters in front of his locker, he spotted hitting coach Terry Crowley walking across the clubhouse.
"Hey Crow," he yelled, his voice raised for the first time.
Atkins wanted to know when they could meet in the indoor batting cage. Crowley, never one to put off such a request, replied, "How about right now?"
And so it begins.
Crowley will try to correct whatever flaws might have contributed to Atkins' disappointing...