Here’s a roundup of postgame news:
Robinson Cano: His “general body stiffness” turned out to be a stiff back. Joe Girardi said Cano would play tomorrow. “I feel good, I’ll be able to play tomorrow,” Cano said.
Pitching plans: It’ll be Mike Mussina vs. Kei Igawa tomorrow morning in a thrill-packed minor-league intrasquad game. Jeff Karstens will start against the Pirates in Bradenton at 1:05 p.m.
Refunds: Tickets have to be mailed back to the Legends Field ticket office. Make sure you include your name, address, phone numbers, e-mail and credit card info if that’s what used to purchase the seats. Refunds will be in same method of payment as was used at the time of purchase. No refunds will be accepted after Dec. 31, 2008.
The numbers game: Wilson Betemit doesn’t want to give up No. 14, so Morgan Ensberg is still wearing 21 for now. He plans to find a new number before the season.
Celebrity sightings: Ron Howard was in the clubhouse for a while as was Richard Gere. Opie more or less kept to himself but Zack Mayo walked around the place for a bit and chatted with A-Rod, Girardi and Giambi.
Best Ron Howard movie: Has to be Apollo 13. Has to be.
Best Richard Gere movie: Now this is a tough one. If only for the presence of Diane Lane, Unfaithful is in contention. For pure campiness, First Knight is pretty good. Can’t go wrong with Sean Connery as King Arthur. An Officer and a Gentleman has its moments but hasn’t aged well. The same is true of Breathless. Internal Affairs? Nah.
So it’s Pretty Woman. Julia Roberts at her hot best. A pre-Costanza-being-famous Jason Alexander as the bad guy. It merits being on cable three times a week. Good date movie. But if you choose something else, I can’t argue with you.