“I hope you find what you’re looking for in Dayton. (Pause) I hope you find Dayton. It gets a little tricky around the Wilson interchange.”
— Skippy’s father, “Family Ties”
TAMPA — You can wish all you want that Giancarlo Stanton clocks a healthy season and looks at least more like the helpful behemoth who grinded it out as a first-year Yankee in 2018, if not necessarily like the stud that won National League Most Valuable Player honors in 2017.
After the 2019 litany of injuries for Stanton, though, maybe, like Skippy’s father, start with baby steps? As the 2020 Yankees hold their first full-squad workout Tuesday at George M. Steinbrenner Field, shouldn’t you settle for a disaster-free spring training by the outfielder/designated hitter and go from there?
Despite his star power and considerable stature in the game, the 30-year-old Stanton opens the new decade with a considerable amount left to accomplish. If he wants to liberate himself from The Bronx boo birds that often target him, Stanton must stay healthy, remain productive and do his part in October to help the Yankees capture their first title since 2009.
“I said a lot last year, I felt like…