My son Grant and I flew into the Valley of the Sun Monday night, picked up our rental car and drove to our hotel in Mesa. I never have stayed in Mesa before for spring training but the A’s moved to Mesa and the hotel is a few blocks away from the ballpark. Heaven.

We ate Monday dinner at Lon’s at the Hermosa Inn in Paradise Valley. We always have our first meal there. It’s one of our favorite restaurants in America along with Commnader’s Palace in New Orleans. Brooklyn boy gets sophisticated.

Today was the Giants first full-squad workout. I wrote my Wednesday column about Angel Pagan returning from back surgery. He was talkative and optimistic and I hope you like the column when it goes up.

Tonight Grant and I are having dinner in Scottsdale with Marty Lurie and Barry Bloom. We will giggle a lot. People don’t seem to mind.