The preparation for the upcoming MLB season is just getting started and that means players have to start writing reports. Right? No, it's not a very common thing, but don't ask Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter about it.

Showalter gave 19-year-old Josh Hart an assignment to write a one-page report on Orioles Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, who was at the Baltimore Orioles camp to speak to the team under the invitation of executive vice president Dan Duquette. Hart said that he didn't know anything about Robinson which led to Showalter demanding the report due the next day.

The next night Showalter spoke to Hart, who had finished the report but couldn't make it to the complex. The two discussed what Hart had learned about Robinson and how much impact he had on the great Orioles teams that won two World Series titles in 1966 and 1970.

Maybe players should be forced to write reports after suspensions for fighting or performance enhancing drugs.

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[via Baltimore Sun]