It makes perfect sense that it was Magic Johnson’s group that ended up buying the team, doesn’t it? A former superstar with the Lakers taking the reins of the city’s other storied franchise creates a nice symmetry to the deal. I wish them all well and say good riddance to the McCourts.
In Yankees news, Joba spoke to the media about his injury and then Cashman spoke to the media about Joba’s injury, and they couldn’t seem to tell the same story about the injury. (Cashman’s version was more gruesome.) What caught my attention, though, was when Joba said he’d been “jumping from trampoline to trampoline” when he destroyed his ankle. Seriously? Did he think he was a circus acrobat? Oh, well. I just hope he has a speedier-than-expected recovery.
And now Granderson has an elbow injury. Swell. The MRI tomorrow will tell the tale, I guess.
Otherwise, spring in Yankeeville is moving right along. Players are being cut from the roster and decisions will be made as to who stays and who goes and who ends up in the starting rotation. And Ibanez continues not to hit. As someone predicted on Twitter today, if Raul keeps up the anemic offense he’ll get a very rude reception at the Stadium. He sounds like a very nice guy, but the boo birds will be out.