Life has finally settled down and baseball is pretty much back in action, which means I better get myself back in gear updating this thing.
I am heading to Tampa on March 3rd to see the Yankees in action. I have been taking this trip for about 6 years (in addition to when I went in 1996, back when the Yankees were less anal and actually let you get close to the players) and it always is a blast. Hopefully this year is the same.
When you head to games in the beginning of March, the regulars start for about 3 innings and are replaced by the younger, developing players. If you are a fan of the minor leagues, this is definitely the time to head down to Tampa.
As an aside, Brett Gardner is heading to Albany tomorrow as part of the Center for Disability Services Telethon. It is an annual event to benefit this amazing organization that does so much for individuals in upstate NY and even those well outside of the Capital Region. Here is an article from FOX23 sports that details the event. Included in the article:
Brett Gardner, starting left fielder with the World Champion New York Yankees and Hakeem Nicks, wide receiver with the New York Giants, will be special guests at the 50th Center for Disability Services Telethon on Sunday, January 31, from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Holiday Inn Albany. Both players will appear in the sports area and will meet fans and sign autographs. The specific times and details of their appearances will be announced soon.
Gardner, who is a native of South Carolina, signed with the Yankees in 2005, and made his major league debut in June 2008. He is considered the fastest base runner in the Yankee organizationIf your in the area, stop by and support this cause. It should be a great time all around and this organization really is in need of money, especially given the difficulties nowadays with state aid their current financial situation.
....The 50th Center for Disability Services Telethon will feature child representative Kennedi Banks, adult representative Matt Pezzula, and inspirational stories about individuals and families who use the Center’s programs and services.
The Center is known as the place where people get better at life.