The Yankees hit the road today, playing the Astros in Kissimmee.
Covering spring training road games is much different than the regular season. The writers all go to Legends Field in the morning and try to develop a story. We’ll even talk to Joe Girardi while we’re there.
Then the team bus leaves, the players who stay behind hit the field and we head for our cars. We’ll talk to Girardi again briefly after the game. The results of spring games are meaningless and there is rarely any strategy involved. You end up writing on a topic, not the game.
My topic for tomorrow’s paper? Not sure yet. Maybe something on the bullpen.
Check back later on the blog. Assuming we find our way to Kissimmee, there will be plenty of updates.