Afternoon notes: Tex and Jeter

February, 21, 2013
2/21/13
4:30
PM ET
TAMPA, Fla. -- Besides swapping their left and center fielders, there wasn't a whole lot going on in camp today as the Yankees prepare for their spring opener Saturday against the Braves in Kissimmee. Here's the leftovers:

1. TEX LOVES MICKEY: Mouse, that is. It was somewhat surprising that a veteran like Mark Teixeira would have to get on a bus early Saturday morning and make the 75-minute drive to Disneyworld for the game against the Braves, but it turns out Tex made the call. "I love playing in Orlando," he said. "The year I played for the Braves (2008) was a great year. I think I've made every Orlando trip. Whenever I get a chance to go there, I do."

2. JETER LOVES GIRL SCOUTS: Cookies, that is. Today was Girl Scout Cookie day and there were boxes of them all over the clubhouse. I spied Derek Jeter, who hit on the back field and generally made himself scarce all morning, leaving The Boss with a stack of boxes under his arm, and judging the colors from a distance, it looked like he had Samoas, Tag-A-Longs and Thin Mints.

3. TGIF: Joe Girardi said he had a short day planned for Friday in preparation for the game on Saturday. (Relatively) early clubhouse (9:00 am), just a few drills and batting practice, with everyone expected to be off the field by noon. The highlight: Mariano Rivera will throw his first live BP sometime around 11 a.m.
Wallace Matthews has covered New York sports since 1983 as a reporter, columnist, radio host and TV commentator. He covers the Yankees for ESPNNewYork.com after working for Newsday, the New York Post, the New York Sun and ESPN New York 98.7 FM.
Follow Wallace on Twitter »  Chat archive »

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Jacoby Ellsbury
BA HR RBI R
.288 14 64 64
OTHER LEADERS
HRM. Teixeira 20
RBIJ. Ellsbury 64
RB. Gardner 81
OPSB. Gardner .787
WM. Tanaka 12
ERAH. Kuroda 3.88
SOM. Tanaka 135