Things are easy in Arizona for a sportswriter. I got up early and went to the A’s balpark where I interviewed some players. Then I drove to the A’s workout complex — a short drive — for Bob Melvin’s media session. Then I drove to Scottsdale for Bruce Bochy’s media session and after that I interviewed Jeremy Affeldt, among the best interviews on Earth. I probably will write my Affeldt column for Friday. I’m back at the hotel busily writing about Brett Lawrie for Thursday. What a life.