Game Thread: Yankees vs Marlins 3/29/14 RAINED OUT

As Mark Feinsand tweeted a little while ago, today will be Derek Jeter’s final game at George M. Steinbrenner Field and there will be a ceremony at 12:55 p.m. to mark the occasion. It’s going to be the first in a bunch of final moments and ceremonies for Jeter in 2014.

It’s also the final Spring Training game for the Yankees. Next up, Opening Day in Houston!

Here’s your Yankee lineup:
Ellsbury CF
Jeter SS
Beltran DH
McCann C
Teixeira 1B
Soriano RF
Gardner LF
Roberts 2B
Johnson 3B

Nova P

Hmmm Gardner 7th? McCann clean up? Jeter still at two? Eh, it’s still Spring Training.

As I was perusing through some links this morning, I came across this blurb from Chad Jennings on the Lohud Yankees Blog:

Dean Anna is getting a taste of what it’s like to be Jeter’s teammate. This morning, Jeter was giving Anna a hard time about NCAA Tournament picks. It was both merciless and hilarious. Jeter’s good at that sort of thing, treating new players and young players like they’re just one of the guys. It’s unavoidable that he’s Derek Jeter and they’re not, but he manages to use that status to actually make things more comfortable, not less comfortable.

1) Jeter is hilarious.
2) Jennings is one of the best guys on the Yankees’ beat and you should be following him on Twitter and you should read his blog daily.

Here’s the Marlins’ lineup:

Yelich DH
Hechavarria SS
Stanton RF
Jones 1B
Ozuna CF
Dietrich DH
McGehee 3B
Johnson LF
Mathis C

Koehler P

One last thing that’s not exactly Yankee related, at least not for 2014 but Jordan Bastian who covers the Indians wrote a blog about Jason Giambi’s infamous gold thong. Apparently Nick Swisher wore a replica during the 2009 World Series and Derek Jeter admitted to wearing it in 2008. I somehow missed the original Jeter story from the Daily News but couldn’t stop laughing picturing Jeter wearing that thing over his shorts. Here’s the link to the story. Enjoy.

Today’s game is on YES.

And go Yankees.

[The weather is a little iffy in Tampa right now. The forecast calls for storms and the tarp was placed onto the field. We’ll update as necessary – Stacey]

UPDATE: First pitch 1:15 p.m.
UPDATE 1:15 P.M.: The game has been called off due to the fact that it looks like the end of the world down in Tampa and there would be no way to get the game in.

WE’RE THAT MUCH CLOSER TO REAL BASEBALL NOW, PEOPLE!

Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money, co-host of the It's About The Money, Stupid podcast and is a monthly contributor to ESPN's SweetSpot Blog. She is a former contributor at Aerys Sports and High Heat Stats. She has contributed to group projects at Baseball: Past And Present and the Hall of Stats. Her work has appeared in USA Today's Sports Weekly and most recently, she wrote four pieces for Derek Jeter: Celebrating the Yankees' Captain Clutch, a magazine printed by i5 Publishing.

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