"A New York Treasure" --Village Voice

Clean Slate

My main concern with spring training is that nobody on the Yanks gets seriously hurt. Otherwise, I avoid watching games and I don’t follow the stories out of Florida too closely, because I don’t want to know too much. I crave the element of mystery and surprise and I want to be fresh once the season begins. There are other sports to keep me busy now–it’s hoops galore these days–and other interests, book and movies, that I’ll put aside once the regular season starts.

This is will be the ninth season for me at the Banter and, as you can tell, baseball alone, never mind the Yankees, is not enough to sustain my interest. Writing is hard, even when it is a quick blog post, and it is important for me not to become jaded and bored. Which is why I’m lucky to have a great crew of contributors as well as a cherce group of regular readers.

Here’s hoping this season turns out to be a fun one. I’m counting on it.


1 Dimelo   ~  Mar 10, 2011 9:45 am


2 Dimelo   ~  Mar 10, 2011 9:47 am

BTW, how 'bout dem Knickerbockers? Yes, they are my #1 interest right now.

3 Chyll Will   ~  Mar 10, 2011 10:12 am

[2] They are at least two guys away from being a top shelf team: a legit and offensive rebound-minded center and a head coach who emphasizes both playing on both ends of the court and playing hard the entire game.

4 Alex Belth   ~  Mar 10, 2011 10:27 am

Man, the Bulls are awfully tough right now, huh?

5 RagingTartabull   ~  Mar 10, 2011 11:36 am

the Knicks actually existing again has made this winter MUCH more bearable, they're no substitute for the Yanks but they've been a great distraction.

6 Capital Yank   ~  Mar 10, 2011 11:38 am

[4] As His Airness proclaimed last night, D-Rose has gotta be "MVP of the season" at this point.

[3] One or two players, some length and inside presence, a two-way coach, or however far away the Nix are from being a legit team, it still is sweet finally having some respectable and exciting ball being played in the Garden.

7 Alex Belth   ~  Mar 10, 2011 11:52 am

Agree on Rose. Man, what a player he's become.

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