Amazing, isn't it, how well things set up for A-Rod. He comes back in the middle of May, with the Yankees neither so far out in front nor too far back to make him irrelevant.
The whole Manny thing has become the new big story.
And that field of blue at Yankee Stadium, all those empty seats behind home plate reminding you of when TV cameras wouldn't track the apex of punts during Arizona Cardinal home games, the better to conceal that nobody was sitting in the upper deck at Sun Devil Stadium.
It all reminds you of what Bob Lemon said to Reggie when he showed up to replace Billy Martin in the tumult of 1978: "Just bash a bunch over the wall, Meat."