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Wrapping up the day in Tampa

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Mar 09, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post


Two good things happened today: Andy Pettitte got it cranked up and Mariano Rivera looked like Mariano Rivera in the bullpen.

“It was good to get out there and get it cranked up a little bit. It’s been a long spring already,” said Pettitte, who allowed one hit, struck our two and walked one. “Now we’ll get going and try and get everything where we need to be.”

Meanwhile Eric Hacker and Wilkin De La Rosa were sent to the minor league camp.

Jorge Posada remains on track for catching on March 15.

Chien-Ming Wang had the flu and went home early yesterday. But he did his work today and throw his bullpen tomorrow.

Joe Girardi said he was “amazed” that A-Rod would be on a stationary bike the same day as his surgery. “It makes me feel that 6-9 weeks is doable,” he said.

Prediction: It’ll be a lot closer to six weeks than nine. A-Rod will get after his rehab.

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CC Sabathia and Nick Swisher have Twitter accounts and have been posting occasional updates about spring training.

You can find Swisher at NickSwisher and Sabathia at CC_Sabathia.

But to be accurate, neither guy is doing the actual Twittering. They send text messages to their marketing rep, who sanitizes the Twitter posts for their protection

Both of those guys also have web sites:

There’s CCSabathia52.com and Nick Swisher.net.

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My boy Mark Feinsand of the News had a great blog item today about the pitchers having some Joe Girardi-approved fun.

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