Back on the road again
I’m back on the road again, it’s time I leave you now
And maybe I’ll see you next time, that I’m around
It’s not too often you get a chance to quote REO Speedwagon. Doesn’t it just seem like we all spent seven weeks living out of a suitcase in Tampa, or is it just me? I’ll try again to master the art of passing through airport security beginning this afternoon, as most of the New York beat flies ahead to Kansas City.
If you’re wondering why the Yankees are playing a 7:05 p.m. ET game on what is supposed to be a getaway day, with a 4:10 p.m. ET game scheduled the next day for the Royals’ season opener, you’re not alone. The answer is ESPN2, but that doesn’t make it any easier of a trip for those flying commercial, especially to Kansas City, a place where it’s difficult to go direct. Anybody got any dining suggestions for O’Hare?
After tonight’s game at Yankee Stadium, this is the beginning of a long stretch on the road that will be the Yankees’ first real test. After three games in Kansas City, they travel on to Boston for a three-game weekend series, then down to Tampa for a pair at Tropicana Field. From there, it’s back to New York, but only briefly — it might as well be a road series, playing two games against the Red Sox.
Baltimore, Chicago and Cleveland await after that. If the weather holds in every city, the Yankees will have a chance to exhale on April 21, their only scheduled off-day this month.