Originally written on Lady At The Bat  |  Last updated 4/1/13
Today started like every other weekday season opener for me: I developed a cough, called out sick, piled on Yankee gear from head to toe, and went to my best friend's house to watch the game. The excitement of the season opener soon gave way to the ambivalence that comes from watching a less than ace pitcher and a bunch of utility players take the field. In other words--a Spring Training game.During Sabathia's last Spring Training start, I worried about his time table. I knew he hadn't gotten enough innings in. There wasn't much talk about it. He's the superman ace of the team, a work horse that carries teams to the post season. "He'll be ready" was all you heard. Today, after the second inning, it was a different story. The broadcasters talked about fatigue and, when the game was over, reporters questioned manager Joe Girardi on Sabathia's preparedness.Ironically, the guy that put the most innings in during spring training relieved CC in the sixth inning. Don't freak out, I'm not s...
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