Yanks play Va. Tech to ease pain of Hokies' tragedy

Updated: March 17, 2008, 8:08 PM ET
Associated Press

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Like most major leaguers, the New York Yankees don't get too excited about Grapefruit League games, especially when a bus trip is involved.

Tuesday's spring training road trip will be different.

Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees will board a bus at their Tampa, Fla., training complex to catch a flight to Virginia, then bus to Blacksburg for an exhibition game they all want to play. The Bronx Bombers vs. the Virginia Tech Hokies.

"All the players are ...

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