This afternoon, at 1:30, they’ll be involved in the Winter Classic press conference at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, where the NHL will make all the official announcements and I’m guessing we might get a gander at the throwback logos and uniforms the teams will wear … plus, probably, ticket information.
Then they play the Flys in their final North American preseason game.
Then they head to Europe to finish the preseason and begin the regular season.
This occurred to me around 11:45 last night, while the Yankees were playing the Red Sox in a game that wouldn’t end. Last spring, the Tampa Bay Lightnings played their aasens off to help put the Rangers into the playoffs. Here were the Yankees, with a chance to help the Rays get into the playoffs, leaving A-Rod and Jeter on the bench for all 14 innings. Guess Joe Girardi’s not related to Dan Girardi.