The architect knows this better than anyone. Last month, on the morning his pitchers and catchers reported, Schuerholz, a former junior high English teacher, stood in front of his staff and delivered his annual spring training speech, which included lyrics from the Man of La Mancha ballad, "The Impossible Dream."
"I didn't sing it; I spared them," says Schuerholz. "I wanted to get across a theme for this season: Strive for the ultimate dream. We're proud of this run of excellence, and we're not planning to see it end anytime soon." ?