In the past three days, I’ve probably listened to this Ryan Adams song 20 times.
Almost seven weeks after pitchers and catchers reported to spring training, it’s finally time to go home. The games begin to count tomorrow afternoon.
The Yankees got out of Tampa last night, and at least one new Yankee said he’s planning use part of today to look for a place to live. The team has an official workout at the stadium this afternoon, and Brian Heyman will be there to check in with updates.
As for me, I’m flying home this morning, landing in time to host a chat at 1 p.m. Stop by. Jump into the conversation. When the chat ends, I’ll have a month and a half of mail to open. I’ll be trying to postpone that as long as possible.
As for the Yankees, they have most of their answers. All that’s left is for Curtis Granderson to get through this afternoon’s minor league game without a setback, and for Brian Cashman to look around for proven alternatives at backup catcher and seventh reliever. For the most part, all of the preseason work is done.
“I think we’ve answered a lot of questions about who’s going where,” Joe Girardi said, “about what players are going to be in the rotation and what players are going to be in the field. I can’t say if we’re going to make a move or not make a move, but I like the guys we have. I feel good about this team.”
Associated Press photo taken at Yankee Stadium yesterday