Javier pulled his hat low against the rain as he walked along Walton Avenue.
“It’s gonna be a lousy day,” someone said.
“It’s not so bad,” Javier smiled. “There are less than five months until Opening Day.”
“But who’s gonna start?” someone asked. “Pettitte might not be back.”
“You never know what’s gonna happen in baseball,” Javier shrugged. “I think Pettitte will be back, but we’ll be ready to play either way.
“That’s the only thing that really matters,” he continued. “Give me a team of tough, talented ballplayers and I can make it through just about anything.”
Even a rainy morning in the Bronx.