The players love to complain about the schedule and most of the time, it’s easy to ignore. When a guy making millions carps about lugging his Louis Vuitton travel bag onto a charter flight, my sympathy goes only so far.
However, the Yankees do seem to have a legit beef about the next few days.
The Yankees played this afternoon in New York. The Royals played the Twins in Minnesota then took the short flight home.
The Royals are off on Monday. But the Yankees play the Rays at 7:05 p.m. then fly to Kansas City to play the Royals in an afternoon game on Tuesday.
Bad enough that the Yankees are playing tomorrow, that’s on MLB. But why not a day game?
I can’t imagine Big Stein’s vault needs whatever extra loot a night game in April is going to bring as opposed to a day game. That’s on the Yankees.
Ah, I see now. ESPN2 wanted the game, so that’s why it’s at night. I should have known. That still doesn’t make it right.