This report is coming in that dead period for sports reporting... post Super Bowl, pre March madness, pre Spring Training.
And New Yorker reporters are kind of bored since the Giants playoff run ended. The Knicks are sub .500 and hockey doesn't sell papers.
The New York press will look at this stories like a shark heading to Amity Island.
- WELCOME TO NEW YORK, SABATHIA, BURNETT AND TEIXIERA!!!!
When the Yankees fork out so many millions of bucks, this is the element that nobody thinks about. The insane pressure and the news cycle.
Even someone as great and seasoned as Randy Johnson couldn't hack it! Now these three guys are supposed to bring a World Series title to New York and they are about to enter a clubhouse that is going to be as pleasant and calm as the end of Scarface.
- HOW HAPPY IS JASON GIAMBI THAT HE IS OUT OF NEW YORK NOW?
He'd be fielding so many questions about this, maybe even DURING a game. In Oakland, the spring training media is one guy from the Merc and someone from KNBR.
It's a little different.
- WE CAN'T ACT TOO HOLIER THAN THOU ABOUT STEROIDS