It was suggested to me the other day on Twitter that I write another article for the New York Times announcing my divorce from the Yankees on the grounds of mental cruelty. I replied that I had reformed and no matter how much the team might piss me off at times I would never threaten to divorce them again.
However, today’s minor league signing of Rivera, yet another right-handed outfielder/has-been, managed to get my attention – and not in a good way. I used to think teams needed a power-hitting outfield. Apparently not. As of now we have Ichiro, Gardner and Granderson (who does hit for power, granted), along with the minor league signees. I am not inspired.
Nor am I inspired by our choices at catcher.
Ditto: third base.
Ditto: backup infield.
But here’s what I am excited about: how soon spring training will start. Once that pesky thing called the Super Bowl is out of the way, our countdown can begin in earnest. I can’t wait.