The Gang’s All Here

February 17th, 2013 by Jane Heller

Photo: Steve Nesius/Reuters (courtesy

Once Jeter had his press conference, it was official: the 2013 season had begun and the position players had arrived. Whether the Captain will actually play shortstop or even DH on Opening Day remains a question mark, but he’s planning on suiting up in any case. (I do wish he’d grow his hair a little.)

No news came out of the presser and without A-Rod in camp there’s been no drama yet – unless you count Cervelli’s brief comments the other day about Bosch and Biogenesis.

Mostly, it’s business as usual. There was just one tiny thing that made me do a double take, and it didn’t emanate from Tampa but from Kissimmee where the Astros train.

Asked about Mike Piazza’s new book, our old pal Roger Clemens said Piazza would have to “get in line” to take a poke at him because there were three Yankees ahead of him. Hm. Was the Rocket just joshing or did some of his former teammates feel less than warm and fuzzy toward him? It sure seemed as if they were all one big happy family while Clemens was in pinstripes, but who knows? And which Yankees wanted “a piece of him?” Inquiring minds…..



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5 Responses to “The Gang’s All Here”

  1. john says:

    Just talked to “Ray” the ticket guy in Tampa to arrange tickets for a friend from here to see a game in a couple of weeks. Sadly, I probably won’t be heading south for my annual pilgrimage this year.

    Looking forward to hearing from any of you who are going. How about you Jane?

  2. Diane Anziano says:

    I only went to Spring Training once…it was the year A-Rod joined the team, although that was not why we went. To anyone who has not gone, I strongly suggest it. Great people, great seats, good times. I even go to meet George Steinbrenner and he signed an autograph – he was a great guy. GO YANKEES!!!

  3. Jane Heller says:

    Sorry you’re not heading down to FL this year, John. I’m not going either. Too busy working!

    It’s a fantastic experience, Diane, and I’d go every year if I could. Love it there.

  4. Christy says:

    Derek grow his hair?
    What do you mean?
    Bald is beautiful!!!!

  5. Jane Heller says:

    LOL, Christy. Yes, bald is beautiful, but Jeter has hair, doesn’t he? He just always cuts it so short.