Well, it wasn't exactly the homecoming that the Blue Jays were hoping for.
Highly-touted Jays prospect Brett Cecil pitched his way through 2 innings and struck out 4 Yankees, while giving up one run in today's opener in Dunedin. Ricky Romero picked up for Cecil in the 3rd inning, and got lit up for 3 runs, including a 2-run homerun from Alex Rodriguez. Not quite the start we hoped for, but it is after all the first game of spring training. It's not like the Blue Jays just lost a tiebreaker playoff game.
Maybe the most promising news from today's game was the power displayed by Travis Snider. In two at-bats, Snider hit a deep fly ball to centre and a double to the left-centre gap. According to Jordan Bastian's tweets, Snider's batting practice was also impressive.
My boy Scott Richmond takes to the hill tomorrow, and will hopefully start to win over some of the nay-sayers about his place in the rotation. Start sipping on the Scott Richmond Kool-Aid folks, we'll be serving it up all season long!