The troops are streaming into Tampa. Not much of interest to report, save that the Yanks have re-signed lefty relief workhorse Ron Villone. What else? The Bernie “situation” remains unresolved—our guess is it remains that way for some time, lest there be an injury. Best anecdote of the young season comes from Joe Torre (via Peter Abraham):
After the season ended last fall, he attended a soccer game to watch his 11-year-old daughter. One of the players on the other team – and now keep in mind it was an 11-year-old girl – came up to Torre and asked him why he hit Alex Rodriguez No. 8 in Game 4 against Detroit.