If SpacEx wants to go to Mars, they should inquire on Greg Bird's bat. The redshirt sophomore added to his spring training MVP case today with a pair of home runs, including one that exited the stadium on one hop after clearing the center field wall. The thought of Sanchez and Bird back-to-back, and belly-to-belly, in the Yankee lineup definitely takes some of the sting out of losing a potential all-star short stop for the month of April.
Two points of note:
- I was wrong. Bill McKinney is not the story of spring training. He's a nice story, but Greg Bird is the story. I realize this also means that EJ was right about Bird (but it doesn't change the fact that I would trade Mason Williams).
- The spring-training-Yankees have performed way too well for a spring training club, and now I'm nervous for the regular-season-Yankees.
Enjoy the WBC tonight.