Back under the catwalks in St. Pete
Happy Jackie Robinson Day to everyone out there, which – as we understand it – is also National File Your Taxes Day. I wouldn’t know. For the third consecutive year, I haven’t had time to do them, so I’m working off an extension. Hopefully most of you out there found the time to settle up with Uncle Sam.
This evening brings us the final game of this eight-game road trip, as Andy Pettitte goes to the mound against Edwin Jackson here at Tropicana Field. Last night was the Robinson Cano show in the eighth inning, as he ripped a pinch-hit homer into the right-field seats off Al Reyes and maybe – just maybe – woke up from his 13-game slumber.
It’s sunny but cool here in Tampa, where there was a brisk wind whipping everyone on the St. Petersburg Pier this afternoon. Seemed like the pelicans had more than fish to contend with down in the choppy waters. I watched a cap fly off of some guy’s head and down into the drink, and all I could think in my head was this sound. Terrible, I know.
I think everyone’s looking forward to getting back to New York on Wednesday, even if it is for only about 48 hours. First, let’s see if the Yankees can even out this road trip. If you finish a trip to Kansas City, Boston and Tampa Bay at 4-4, playing .500 away from home has to be considered passable.