I got a text from my mother about 7:30 Thursday night – “R yankees playing 2 nite?”  First off, when did my Mom start using ‘R” for “are” and “2 nite” for tonight?  Nope, the Yankees weren’t playing – they had a day off.

According to Peter Abraham, Johnny Damon took several of the guys from Boston, where most of the team enjoyed their day off, to Hartford where Creed (remember them?) were playing as a part of their reunion tour.  I love the comraderie with this year’s club.  That’s what I think was missing from 2001-2008.  Despite having good teams on paper, you don’t win a championship only on talent – it takes passion, heart and, most of all, a connection to your team and what you want to accomplish.