TAMPA, Fla. -- That first season wearing Yankees pinstripes served as a learning experience for Brian McCann, but there was confusion along the way. Far too often for his liking, his eyes would light up for a cookie that'd leave him shaking his head outside the batter's box rather than circling the bases.
"Certain balls that I always got to, I was fouling them off," McCann said. "I was getting 2-0 fastballs and fouling them off over the third-base dugout. That's something that I've never really done. It took me longer than I thought to correct it, I guess. Now that I've got it corrected, the ball is coming off great."