"I want to be out there Opening Day"
I also guess that guys named Barry stick up for each other, with Bloom offering a strange conclusion to the usual spring training puff piece -- "It's about being loose and having fun," Zito said. "When I got here, I wanted to make good on my contract. Now, it's just about going out there and having integrity in my work ethic every day. I'm just trying to stay in the moment."
That approach could very well lead him back to the No. 1 slot.
MY SNARKY COMMENT -- On what planet? What evidence is there -- other than Zito saying that he wants it to happen -- that Zito will ever be anywhere near the level of Tim Lincecum? Let me just say that I'd also like to have dinner with "Up in the Air" Oscar nominees Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick but I wouldn't expect a professional writer to turn around and report "Big D's approach could very well lead him to breaking bread with the actresses."