Peter Abraham from Tampa:
Yogi Berra’s golf clubs arrived today. The man himself won’t be in for another week or so. The clubs were immediately placed in Girardi’s office. The manager of the Yankees has two duties in spring training: get the team ready and take good care of Lawrence Peter Berra.
That’s classic beat writing, and it makes me smile—it’s nice to know, after so much ugliness, the game can still do that. Position players hit spring training today. It’s cold in New York, but I can’t help but think of that opening scene in the Bad News Bears, with the sprinklers chuck-chuck-chucking, and the sun rising in the distance.
It’s good to have the fellas back.