Curtis Granderson is certainly focused on being successful as a Yankee, but he also realizes there are more important things in life than baseball. The son of two teachers believes so strongly in the value of education that he even wrote a book about it.
CC Sabathia had a rough outing against the Pirates at Steinbrenner Field, and the Yankees ace will spend the next few days working on a mechanical adjustment. The notebook also has news on the Alex Rodriguez-Dr. Galea saga, Hal Steinbrenner’s view on contracts, Francisco Cervelli’s noggin, Chan Ho Park’s posterior and a few other assorted items.
Should be a pretty interesting day today in Lakeland, with the Yankees seeing old buddy Johnny Damon and – more importantly – the latest episode of “The Phil and Joba Show” taking place. I’ll have the lineup up when the clubhouse opens and plenty of updates throughout the day. So check back early and often.