Happy Position Players Report Day! That’s right, today’s the day position players report to Yankee camp in Tampa which means we will soon be hearing about who showed up first, who showed up last, who was wearing what and all of that good stuff.
I don’t know about you but I am so relieved that this day is finally here. And no offense to the pitchers and catchers but for me, today’s the day that Spring Training really starts.
When I was working full time I couldn’t wait for today. I’d search google, yahoo, and various websites for pictures of the guys arriving to camp. I’d ‘right click and save as’ a whole bunch of them and then make a Spring Training slideshow for my work computer’s screensaver.
Ahh the good old days.
The big talk around baseball today has nothing to do with our New York Yankees. It’s all about Ryan Braun’s successful steroid ban appeal and the aftermath. There is a lot of information and now there’s word that MLB is looking to sue to get the decision overturned. For once, the Yankees are under the radar so to speak but that doesn’t mean they’re completely out of the news.
Here are some Spring Training photos from Tampa courtesy of Newsday.
Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York reports that the Yankees have discussed restructuring Russell Martin’s current contract. GM Brian Cashman said Martin turned down the first offer but will be meeting with Martin’s agent again to discuss more options.
The captain, Derek Jeter, met with the media this morning, wearing a t-shirt that says “Greatest” across the chest. Maybe it’s an homage to Mariano Rivera? He discussed a myriad of subjects ranging from the current state of the AL East to Rivera to Michael Pineda.
Happy Friday everyone!