Here’s how you know you got up early: When you walk out the door and the newspaper delivery guy is just coming down the hallway. Depressing.
There are at least five Yankees fans here at the gate waiting to go to Motown. At least I assume that’s what the guys in the Jeter and Joba shirts are doing.
It’s amazing how many people travel with the team. Then again, it’s probably cheaper than paying for a ticket and to park in the Bronx.
If you ever consider going on the road, try Baltimore. Camden Yards is a great park, you can walk there from many hotels and there are plenty of bars and restaurants around. Toronto is the same deal (only in Canada and the Rogers Centre is kind of boring).
For the ambitious, go to Anaheim. Very underrated stadium and plenty to do around there as well. Of course you’ll need to rent a car. Seattle is great, too.
Don’t go to Oakland. If you remember anything, remember that.
Here’s a balanced take on Joe Girardi’s relationship with the media from Neil Best of Newsday.
Speaking only for myself, I think Joe has a better understanding of the situation now and it speaks well of him that he cared enough to take steps to fix things before they got untenable.
Speaking of untenable, the Post reports that David Wells wants to be a Yankee. Hey, if Billy Crystal can get a deal, why not Boomer? They’re about the same age.
Wells allowed 201 hits (22 of them homers) in 157.1 innings last season. Take your 1.54 WHIP and enjoy retirement. Little Stein, of course, had a comment and seems for it.
As always, it’s good to be the Captain.
OK, off to Detroit. Check back later for the lineup and other news.