Joe Girardi was furious over a cheap play at the plate.
My take: Young players like Elliot Johnson do stupid things all the time and burying a catcher in spring training is stupid. That part of it was no big deal. What I found the most interesting was Joe Girardi’s willingness to criticize another manager. I suspect we have not heard the last of this.
Tampa Bay has long had bad blood with Boston. Now there’s some with the Yankees. Joe Maddon might be wise to get his players in line before something more serious happens.
Mike Mussina was pleased with his outing. This notebook also has word on Hideki Matsui getting in on the action, an impressive debut for a Tampa Bay prospect, injury updates and some cuts.