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Monday, March 11, 2019

The long, rewarding road back for Yankees’ Troy Tulowitzki

TAMPA, Fla.—A slow-played Sunday morning found half the New York Yankees boarding a bus bound for Lakeland, many with a paper coffee cup in one hand, a paper plate of eggs in the other, a bat bag slung over one shoulder. The rest stayed behind to play the Pittsburgh Pirates.

An hour’s an hour, and the disappearance of just the one served to heighten gravity’s devilish pull on another day like the one before and the one before that.

Reggie Jackson, he’s 72 now, padded into the clubhouse, nodded good morning and, on the fly, paged through a print edition of the New York Post. Ron Guidry, 68, unhurriedly chased wisps of steam from his black coffee. Willie Randolph, 64, stopped, said his oldest grandchild is 10 now and that he lives near enough to them all to see them grow, then smiled at wherever the years go.

A spring training slice-of-life, and a reminder that this is the season where hope springs forever eternal.

QLE Posted: March 11, 2019 at 09:42 AM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: comeback, spring training, troy tulowitzki, yankees

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   1. Walt Davis Posted: March 11, 2019 at 05:16 PM (#5821950)
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