New York state of mind...

Mike Petraglia
January 24, 2009 - 4:26 am

While on family business in New York City, and by that I mean with my dad and sister, I came to notice that it was moving day in the Bronx for the Bombers. The Yankees yesterday moved some of the more important items from their old offices at Yankee Stadium to their new $1.5 billion home across the street into the palatial new Yankee Stadium, including the World Series trophies they won in 1977 and 2000. MLB.com has the video of the move. Friday's move didn't completely close up the House that Ruth Built. The ticket office, switchboard operations and some clubhouse staff will remain behind taking care of unfinished business. Meanwhile, here's a different take on the Yankees off-season spending spree on C.C. Sabathia, A.J. Burnett and Mark Teixeira. Bryan Hoch of MLB.com notes that the Yankee payroll of $209 million is actually set to decrease from 2008. Meanwhile down in Houston, two former Yankees continue to dominate the headlines... Don't they always? Roger Clemens would still be welcomed to spring training to watch his son catch and Andy Pettitte isn't likely to return to Houston.