Cone to Watch Yankees’ Opener
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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) _ David Cone plans to be at Yankee Stadium for the four-time defending AL champions home opener on April 5.
Not in the dugout or mound, but in the bleachers.
``I’ve never watched a major league game from the bleachers,″ Cone said Thursday. ``The bleacher creatures, they’re the best fans.″
Cone has not changed his plans about not considering any offers to pitch his year until the second half of the season.
``I’ve got some other interests,″ said Cone, who is currently active with a number of fund raising projects. ``I’m content.
Cone pitched last season with the Boston Red Sox after spending the previous 5 1-2 seasons with the Yankees.
``Won’t take me long to get ready,″ said Cone, on how long it would take him to into game shape.