It was 9 degrees when I went to bed last night and had warmed up to 11 when I left this morning for LaGuardia.
It’s 75 in Tampa at the moment and there’s not a cloud to be seen. I like my job pretty much every day. I really like my job today.
The workout was over by the time I had landed, so I won’t see any actual baseball until tomorrow morning. The early arrivals work out at the minor-league complex. Chris Woodward arrived today, joining Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada and Shelley Duncan for batting practice.
There’s a larger group of pitchers including Phil Hughes, Joba Chamberlain, Ian Kennedy and Jeff Karstens.
Sources close to the blog tell me that Joba is keeping his number. As you know, Hughes went to 34. IPK is changing his number, too. Once everybody reports, I’ll post a roster with numbers.