Toby Hall on spring meetings: ''The last couple days of spring, it was weird, because every time I would start, I would come out in the seventh, and the days that I would back up [A.J. Pierzynski], I wouldn't come in. So I finally asked, 'What's going on?' They said they were trying to protect me, and I told them, 'Nothing's wrong. I'm fine. We don't need to baby this anymore.'
''That's what that meeting [in Guillen's office near the end of camp] was about. There was a lack of communication between that room [the trainer's room] and that room [Guillen's office].''
''My whole job here is to catch winners,'' Hall said. ''I take more pride in catching a good game than hitting. My main goal is to block, throw, catch -- try to do something positive.''