According to a Feb. 25 ESPN report, the New York Yankees kickoff their MLB Spring Training 2014 schedule by taking on the FSU Seminoles in this afternoon's live streaming online game, which means the pinstripes could get a look at reigning Heisman Trophy winner, Jameis Winston.
"It will be fun to watch," said Yankees skipper Joe Girardi as he prepared his team for the first meeting between the Yanks and the Noles since 1985. "Obviously, he's extremely athletic when you watch him play the game of football. He's got a great arm. Pretty mature for his age."
George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla., will be the site for today’s MLB Spring Training 2014 game. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. EST (12:05 p.m. CST/11:05 a.m. MST/10:05 a.m. PST) and it will only be available via live streaming audio.
Florida State Seminoles (local) fans can tune to 1270 AM to listen live, while Yankees followers outside the Tallahassee area can stream the play-by-play audio by visiting Seminoles.com’s multimedia page or by clicking here (Subscription required).
According to Winston, going up against his "favorite team" is sure to be a nerve-wracking experience this afternoon, adding that he was "going to be a little starstruck." While this game will go down as an exhibition for the Bronx Bombers, that will not be the case for the Noles.
"It's a shame that it counts as one of our 56 games, said FSU coach Mike Martin, "but we will let it count for the opportunity to play the Yankees, Phillies, Rays, Braves, whoever we're playing."