Cheesesteaks and baseball
Hello to everyone from Bright House Field in Clearwater, Fla., just a short drive over the causeway where the Yankees are playing the Phillies, and probably my favorite road Spring Training park.
The Yankees are playing under National League rules, which means, yes, Chien-Ming Wang is going to grab a bat and dig in for the Bombers. But that’s about all he’ll do — Joe Girardi has already told him not to swing, in what must have been one of the most scintillating conversations in the history of Major League Baseball.
Johnny Damon is still under the weather from the flu, and it’s been going around quite a bit. Some of the reporters are even starting to catch it. I’m planning on picking up some Vitamin C later today in a last ditch effort to avoid getting hit — clubhouses can be like incubators for that kind of stuff. In other (real) news, Alex Rodriguez is expected to address the media later today with a statement regarding Jose Canseco’s book.