My first day back in Tampa, and it’s an early morning getting ready for a road game across the state. Sam is taking off this morning, and on his last day in town, he took a look at the way pitchers learn from one another. No surprise that veterans Mariano Rivera and Mike Mussina have been popular targets for pitchers looking to pick up a thing or two.
His notebook focused on Francisco Cervelli’s new helmet, and also has items on the flu bug that forced Derek Jeter out of the lineup, Mariano Rivera’s adjusted schedule and A.J. Burnett’s simulated game.
Marc Carig and I are heading out in a half an hour for the Nationals spring training home in Viera. The weather might not work out, but we’re hoping to know soon whether the game will be played. I’ll update the blog if it’s cancelled.