It's the time of year when every story from training camp is filled with optimism, says ESPN, offering a pre-written, fill-in-the-blanks story for baseball writers: "UNDER BOUNDLESS BLUE skies, with palm trees swaying in the distance, the __________s play catch on grass as thick and luscious as ____________. The club, coming off its worst season since 19__, has missed the playoffs for the past ____ dozen years but still sees plenty of reason for optimism. "I like our team," says skipper ______ _________. "All I ask is that our guys give ___ percent. If we play the right way, take care of the little things, I think we might surprise a lot of people."