The Yankees in anticipation of a big winter (spring?) storm have postponed their home opener until.
In similar news, Tim McCarver did a cameo in the Phillies broadcasting booth, his first time in the booth all year he claims, and he discussed how difficult it is to go from the heat of Florida and Arizona to the cold of the Northeast and Midwest. He says that is why you see so many more bad swings early in the year is because the batter expects the ball to move as it did down south, oh, way down south (London town). The batters are usually way out in front. The scores early this year don't seem to bare that out, but that's just from a cursory perusal. He may be right.
Incidentally, some may remember that McCarver started out as a Phillies broadcaster. His rookie year was 1981, the year after the Phils won the Series. He lasted one year and was cut when the Phillies switched stations from Channel 17 to 29 (who I believe owned and/or owns part of the team). If I recall correctly, McCarver had a deal with the channel and the rest of the crew had one with the team. Therefore, he lost his job when they switched but could not work with the new channel because of a non-compete. He was picked up seemingly last-minute by the Mets and the rest (unfortunately) is history. It was great to hear in the booth with Hall-of-Famer Harry Kalas again though.