Here are a few interesting reads to kick off the day:
1. Steve Serby of the NY Post has a nice Q & A out with the big lefty, CC Sabathia. Apparently, CC really likes President Obama, Jay-Z, Jackie Robinson and Michael Jordan. That’s certainly a nice group.
2. Wallace Mathews (Newsday) brings us a good read on the versatile Nick Swisher. Swisher’s personality could be characterized as “highly vibrant.” He’s enjoying his time with the team and has brought a bit of craziness that was thought to be gone with Jason Giambi’s departure. Hopefully the Yankees keep him around.
3. A.J. Burnett is very aware of his injury-prone past and is looking to stay out of the trainer’s room and off the DL in 2009. Burnett attributes much of his development (over the past 3 seasons, in particular) to Roy Halladay, who essentially served as a mentor of sorts and taught A.J. how to stay healthy between starts.