Greetings from Tampa
I don’t know if you’ve been keeping up with the yankees.com homepage, but it has been all A-Rod, all the time ever since he admitted using performance-enhancing drugs during his three seasons with the Texas Rangers. Even President Obama weighed in.
Down here in Tampa, my rental car is gassed up, the hotel is … well, OK … and I’m ready to get to work talking about A-Rod. Just kidding, kind of.
Actually, I’m hoping to see some real baseball action when I head over to the Yankees’ Minor League complex on Himes Avenue this morning — and I’ll settle for batting practice or a bunch of grown men playing catch. The first bat cracks of the spring always sound sweetest.
That’s making no promises that the words “A-Rod” and “steroids” won’t appear on our site later today. They almost certainly will. I stopped by George M. Steinbrenner Field after getting into town on Tuesday and all was relatively quiet, but that won’t last long. We’re all saddling up for another three-ring circus of Yankees Spring Training.
Hey, what did you expect?