Some afternoon news and notes: 2/12/14

Here's the "catching up with old friends" edition of news and notes:

We are only two days away from the start of Spring Training. Pretty soon we're going to get grainy pictures from cellphone cameras! I know a lot of people don't too excited about the early part of Spring Training but it means the regular season is just around the corner and before you know it, the Yankees will be at the Stadium playing in games that mean something.