Mo plans to hit the road
It’s a running joke of Spring Training that Mariano Rivera doesn’t need to hang any gray pants in his locker. Why would he? The Yankees aren’t about to put him on a bus and have him trekking all over the Sunshine State; even trips across the Courtney Campbell Causeway to play the Phillies in Clearwater are a little bit too much of an inconvenience.
But Rivera indeed has been issued a pair this spring, and what’s more, he plans to use them. I wouldn’t go looking for Rivera when the Yankees visit Fort Myers or Kissimmee, but he confirmed today that he does plan to be with the team for the April 1 and 2 exhibitions against the Marlins at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium.
Of course, that’s a little different situation than rolling over to Dunedin or something; Rivera still won’t have to ride the bus, since the Yankees are booking a charter flight from Tampa to Miami on March 31.