Ready to go
The Yankees got through their workout this afternoon with no problems, and we’re now just mere hours away from the first pitch of the season, with Chien-Ming Wang tossing to the scrappy David Eckstein. March 31 is also Wang’s birthday and he said that being named the Opening Day starter is the best birthday gift he could possibly have.
There was a lot of discussion today about the new Yankee Stadium and the sendoff for the current place. You’ll see a big display board in right-center field this year counting off the final home games here in the Bronx — this Blue Jays series will be games 81, 80 and 79. Brian Cashman told a good story about how the players and coaches had their faces pressed up against the glass of the Yankee buses, gawking as they passed the construction site.
Everything’s quiet down here in the basement. For now, I’m headed back across the George Washington Bridge to grab some lobster ravioli, watch some NCAA hoops and wind down before the craziness begins. It’s going to be a real memorable season here in the Bronx, you can just tell.