The New York Yankees quest to repeat their World Series title got off to a smashing start today, literally. Colin Curtis, who quite frankly I wouldn't be able to pick out of a lineup, put the Yankees in the win column with a 3-run blast in the 9th inning. It was a typical Yankee walk-off victory, minus AJ Burnett's pie in the face.
Of course it's only spring training, which represents a fresh start for the team and the first in a series of opportunities for players to impress their bosses and win jobs. Alfredo Aceves, Chad Gaudin and Sergio Mitre all did well in their first attempts to win the fifth starter job, pitching two scoreless innings each.
Tomorrow will be really interesting, with CC Sabathia matching up against Roy "Doc" Halladay and the Philadelphia Phillies. Yes, it's only spring training, but it will still be fun to see these two heavyweights battle it out, if only for two innings.
All I have to say is hooray, baseball is back!