If the Yankees are spending the winter making an attempt to neglect how their 2018 season ended — watching the rival Boston Pink Sox rejoice not as soon as, however twice, at Yankee Stadium — it is not going to get any simpler once they begin the 2019 exhibition season.
The Yankees, who introduced their exhibition schedule on Friday, will play their first sport on Feb. 23 towards — you guessed it — the Pink Sox, who poured a variety of Champagne within the Bronx this fall. Boston gained the American League East in a September sport at Yankee Stadium after which repeated the insult with a division-series clincher in October.
The Pink Sox then went on to win the World Collection in 5 video games over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Pink Sox, who would be the residence workforce for the Grapefruit League opener, mentioned that there would probably be some form of acknowledgment of final season’s championship that day however that nothing had been determined as of but.
It’s not that the Yankees are gluttons for punishment; the exhibition schedule was labored out final August, earlier than the Pink Sox had gained something.
And if the Pink Sox do unfurl a championship banner on Feb. 23 or play Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York” — which Yankees outfielder Aaron Choose performed on his increase field as he left Fenway Park after his workforce’s solely playoff victory towards Boston in October — no less than it is not going to be any worse than what the Yankees have already endured in latest months.
The Yankees, who’ve completed behind the Pink Sox within the A.L. East the final three seasons, will start their newest chase when pitchers and catchers report back to spring coaching in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 13. Place gamers are attributable to report on Feb. 18, and the membership’s first full exercise is scheduled for the subsequent day.
The Yankees are scheduled to play 32 spring coaching video games, together with one other towards the Pink Sox at Steinbrenner Discipline on March 15. The ultimate exhibition sport will likely be on March 25 in Washington towards the Nationals.
The Yankees is not going to see some acquainted faces: the Mets, who’re sticking near their residence in Port St. Lucie aside from a handful of video games, and the Miami Marlins and their co-owner Derek Jeter. However they can not escape seeing the Pink Sox.