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Busy day on the homepage today … seems like a good time to offer at least this little road map of what’s going on down the morning checklist …

It sounded like a gusty night at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, that new wireless-friendly facility that has been bathed in Orioles orange after the Reds’ departure. The Yanks got four homers, helped by the conditions: Robinson Cano, David Winfree, Marcus Thames & P.J. Pilittere all went deep.

Seems you could hear Teixeira yelp from the stands after being drilled in the elbow with a pitch from Jeremy Guthrie – not the ideal thing you want to see with Opening Day so quickly approaching. Teixeira thought about spiking his helmet into the ground before setting it down in a more reserved fashion, and give him credit for that.

He’s day-to-day and expects to play Thursday. It seems appropriate to note that Teixeira also injured his wrist in a game against Baltimore last April, a setback that partially explains why he was hitting so poorly until just about when Alex Rodriguez arrived. There’s also a note in this story about Alfredo Aceves’ lower back tightness.

As Nick Swisher said: “Complacency? That’s not even in our dictionary, bro.” Here’s why the Yankees think they can repeat in 2010.

And we do mean ‘taste,’ literally. Granderson’s #1 concern in heading to Boston as a Yankee — is someone going to be messing with his food?

Michael Johnson then proceeded to lose a race to Brett Gardner. Just kidding. Maybe.

I’ll tell you, he’s not the only one. I’m looking forward to watching Pat Venditte live for the first time this afternoon up in Lake Buena Vista. Hopefully he gets into the game, though it sounds like Girardi will make it happen one way or another.

And then see them all in action in that Future Stars game on April 3!

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