For the past few days, Joe Girardi has talked about a loud clubhouse. He’s talked about the position players arriving in camp, settling into their lockers and bringing some noise to George M. Steinbrenner Field. There was only one problem with that plan.
“Swish, I think, forgot a cord, so he wasn’t able to plug his iPod in,” Girardi said. “He assured me that he would go get the cord today, and that we’d be OK tomorrow.”
Truth is, everything went smoothly today. Derek Jeter’s press conference was predictably calm, the first team batting practice went off without a hitch and a few pitchers got some work done in the bullpen. It was a perfectly productive, quiet day.
“A lot of times when things go wrong, you sit and talk about all the things that went wrong,” Girardi said. “Too many times, when you do a lot of right things, you don’t sit around and evaluate what we did right. So we talked about a lot of the things that we did right (last year). , It’s important that there are new faces here, there are new challenges in front of us, because every season is different whether you have the same faces or not.”