After a relatively uneventful trip (aside from the automated shuttle between the gates and baggage claim stopping short of the terminal and needing to be restarted manually), I arrived in Tampa last night and had dinner with a friend who is in town for Yankees spring training. My hotel leaves something to be desired physically, but the location is excellent.
In about an hour, I'll head over to Legends Field to pick up my credential, then I'll go on to the minor league complex to start getting the lay of the land this morning. After that, it's off to Clearwater for the Double-A and Triple-A exhibition games this afternoon. I'll be back later tonight with the news from today (and there will be plenty).
I'm looking forward to a week of sunny, 80+ degree weather.
Here's the link to my column in today's paper.