Yesterday I said that I would be back later with some updates about the game the Yankees were playing, and as some may have noticed, I never returned. I have a good excuse though. I was in the RJG headquarters typing up some insightful observations about the spring training game against the Astro's, when I received a phone call from co-RJG owner, and blood related brother, Roberto. He tells me that he's in Korea, and has something I need to see. I hung up, packed a suit case, asked Selena Roberts to watch the phones while I was gone, and took off on the RJG company budget for Seoul, South Korea. About 19 hours and two lay overs later, I arrived in the capitol city. After catching a cab, I pulled up to the house where my brother is staying. He brings me to an open space and tells me "Watch this." He picks up a remote and hits a button, and this small robot that looks like R2D2 starts vacuuming the room. "Isn't this so cool?" my brother asked. I looked at him, and said "You made me drop everything that I was doing, buy a plane ticket, fly 19 hours across the globe, and you know, you did not dissapoint! This thing is awesome!" We then cracked open a couple Guiness and watched R2D2 vacuum the room for a couple hours. So as you can see, there's a valid and sound reason for why I could not get you a game review for yesterday. Now some people may be a little upset about this little trip, since RJG accepted huge government bailouts, and has already paid out bonuses to its three principal owners who sunk RJG into economic despair, but that's what's so great about America.
Here's the short version of the game review: Wang impressive, relievers looking good, and offense looks balanced. Cabrera's not winning that outfield job. We're just a few weeks away from the season starting, and I think the reason this spring training seems to be going slower than others is how much anticipation there is behind this season. A new stadium, three big free agents, a team that missed the play offs for the first time since 1994, and with all this big expectations.
In other news, the WBC has now injured both Dustin Pedroia and Kevin Youkillis. Don't say the classic has never done anything for you. Unless of course you're Fred Trigger.