As the Rays and Rangers get ready to finally decide their division series, the Yankees are scattered. There is no team watch party. Some players might not find out who won until tomorrow.
“We’ll all go our own ways and do our own things,” Joe Girardi said. “I’m sure people will be glued in front of the TV, some guys. I’m sure our staff will watch it, but I’m sure there will be players who won’t watch it. They don’t really have an affect on the game, they know both clubs, and we’ll have plenty of time to get ready.”
Dave Eiland said he’ll watch, but only because he likes to watch baseball. He won’t be scouting. As for the players themselves, the Yankees starting outfield seemed to be a pretty good representation of the clubhouse as a whole.
Brett Gardner: “I can’t say I’ll watch every pitch, but I’ll watch the game.”
Curtis Granderson: “I’m going to the movies. If it’s on first, I’ll watch it. If it’s on after, I’ll catch it then.”
Nick Swisher: “If I click on, I’ll watch it. I’ve got stuff to do, man.”
Associated Press photo of Derek Jeter