Embarrassment of riches! Yanks sign vet minor league catcher Wilkin Castillo! Scranton may keep the Governor's Cup, after all. (Wither goest, Chad Moeller?)
Curt Schilling-supporter Bob Klapisch says Girardi might feel pressure to win in 2017. Oh? Really? What a stunning thought. Thank God we still have sports columnists.
Mel Stottlemyre said to have improved, is leaving the hospital. Fingers crossed. One of the greatest Yankees of my lifetime. Next Old-Timers Day, last to be announced? Get well, sir.
Some guy takes it upon himself to "power rank" the Yankee broadcasters. (What people do for clicks...) On top of it, he disses The Master. "There is nothing more frustrating than driving home at night and hearing Sterling shout in excitement, “There it goes to deep right! It is high, it is far, IT ISSSSS....caught..." W.T.F? Should I fight this guy?
Astros take lead in rumor mill speculation for Jose Quintana. (Hint: It's Fox Sports.) For a while, the Yankees led in the gossip race for Chris Sale, and early this winter, they were tied for second in hearsay on Edwin Encarnacion. In the age of fake news, we have fake scuttlebutt. Hail Hydra.
Winter ball has come and gone. Mike Axisa sums up our far-flung players' performances. Warning: A lot of unfamiliar names and small sample sizes. Wasn't Slade Heathcott a great winter soldier, or am I mixing him up with Shelley Duncan?
Big game tonight. Giant fans still absorbed in magical thinking of a third miracle Super Bowl. Eli will be transformed, the running game will appear, and - like a prairie fire across the countryside - the people of Bedford Falls will bail out George Bailey's debt. Me? I dunno. I still suffer from childhood PTSD from the memory of Vince Lombardi's Packers stomping us into paste. Sam Huff, Andy Robustelli, Rosie Greer, Frank Gifford, Kyle Rote... crushed like an empty soda can. It's been half a century, but I still relive the pain. All I will allow myself to think is this: If the Giants somehow were to run the table again - and beat Brady - it would go down as the greatest trilogy in the history of entertainment.