This morning is the start of a two-game series between the New York media and the Boston media. You probably remember reading Pete writing about this in the past.
The reporters who cover the Yankees and Red Sox play two baseball games against one another each year. Actually, there was apparently only one game last year, but we’re back to two this season. One at Fenway. One at Yankee Stadium. And we’re opening at Fenway at 8:30 this morning.
I haven’t played anything resembling baseball since I hit lead-off and played shortstop for my college intramural softball team. The last time I played actual baseball was well before that. I have no idea what position I’ll be playing, or what my role will be — or whether I’ll be any good at all — but I’m looking forward to the experience.
That said, after this week’s series of minor Yankees injuries, this is absolutely the first time in my life that I’m happy I haven’t been on the cover of Sports Illustrated recently.