Nothing gets my juices flowing quite like Yankee baseball being back, or just baseball being back in general for that matter. Spring training means baseball is right around the corner and so is summer time, therefore if you aren't getting excited you probably aren't human. Anyways, the Yankees kicked off their spring training tour today and I couldn't be more hyped for the season to start now. I'm telling everyone how this is our season now, meanwhile couple weeks ago I was happy with being average, now I'm expecting great things. How could you not after what we saw out there on the field today.
Didi Gregorious started us off early hitting a solo blast, essentially securing his spot in the #2 hole for the rest of the season. Thank god, Gardner proved he's not worthy of that spot whatsoever, so having Didi hitting #2 in the lineup is a huge upgrade. Then we saw what Aaron Judge is all about, hitting 450ft homeruns and striking out, fine with me if he hits 40 of those a year. If that's the case, he's a right handed Adam Dunn, and I'm completely fine with that. The rest of game was just filled with our farm system showing how great they are, our backup catcher to Sanchez, who is another young stud, hit a homerun. Two great young catchers, obviously Sanchez is the future, although it is nice to have an insurance policy, God forbid anything happens to the Sanchize. Clint Frazier had a nice showing his first time in pinstripes hitting a RBI triple and then scoring a run afterwards. Refsynder got an RBI single as well, although I've already given up on him maybe he'll prove me wrong. Miguel Andujar had a great game and now I'm ready to replace Headley with him, that's not really saying much, but the kid is 21 years old and can't be any worse than Headley so why not, right. Great day for the baby bombers.
Am I completely overreacting? Yes, how could you not when your franchise is basically built on young talent waiting for it to blossom, so when I see them perform it makes me excited for what's in store. Hopefully this trend continues and we murder every team in spring training like we did today. Winning is contagious, so if we keep winning it'll carry over into the regular season. I know I'm being overly optimistic, giving baseball back to me is like giving a baby candy, I'm just keep eating it up until I get sick to my stomach, and even then I won't stop. Spring training may not mean anything, however I'd rather see my team perform well than look like shit, so I'll be happy with this win regardless of how the haters try to spin it.