Aboard the Mariners' team flight toward his former home, Jason Bay tuned in to watch the New York Mets.
''I cheer for all those guys,'' he said.
No signs or sounds of rancor from the Seattle outfielder in the Yankee Stadium dugout Tuesday night. Instead, he was looking ahead, preparing for his first game in New York since three disappointing seasons with the Mets.
''I've moved on and tried to enjoy baseball again,'' the Seattle outfielder said.
Bay was set to bat second and play left field as the Mariners took on ace CC Sabathia.
The Mariners signed the 34-year-old Bay in December. The three-time All-Star and the Mets parted ways in the offseason, with Bay getting the $21 million the team still owed him, although spread out over a longer period.
Bay is hitting .253 with four home runs and 10 RBIs in 28 games for Seattle.
''It was a fresh start,'' said Bay, who was raised in British Columbia and went to Gonzaga in Spokane, Wash.
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