Dan McCutchen is pitching to get his good name back.
Jason Giambi is getting after it this spring. This notebook also has word on the intersquad game and some special guests in camp.
It’s cold here in Florida today (51 now) and rained like it was the end of the world last night. But the Yankees will press on and play a 7-inning intersquad game today.
The beat writers had dinner with Joe Girardi last night. It was an off-the-record night but there wasn’t much Yankees talk anyway. I can reveal this: Joe G is a Seinfeld fan.
Our reservation got a little messed up and we had to wait a bit to get seated. I checked it out with the manager and reported back to the group.
“Anybody can take a reservation,” Girardi said, quoting from an episode when Jerry rented a car. “They key is holding the reservation.”
Quoting Seinfeld? That’s makes you OK with me.
Thanks to the manager for sitting down with us and to Media Relations Director Jason Zillo for helping work out the details. I think we’re going to have dinner with Hideki Matsui later on this spring. That has become a tradition since he arrived.