To which Olerud says, "Great."
"Atta boy, John," says Bernie. Then he whispers to his friend, "I've still got a little work to do."
That's how Olerud feels about his hitting: As impressive as his offensive performance has been this season, he thinks he has a little work to do. "It seems whenever you get to the point of thinking you've got things pretty well figured out, the game has a way of turning around and humbling you," he says.
Maybe so, but he may be ready to fulfill all the promise the Blue Jays see in him. Though John Olerud likes to take his time, it looks as if he's worth the wait.