As the Yanks head up I-95 to Boston this weekend, they’ll do so without their offensive centerpiece. While A-Rod isn’t with the team, he is making steady progress, and if I were a betting may, I’d take the under on the May 15th date the Yanks keep putting out there. Yesterday, A-Rod, according to the AP, ran the bases for the second straight day. He went from home to first four times and from first to second six times. He took 28 swings off curveballs and another 63 in BP. I say A-Rod returns in time to face Boston or Tampa in New York during the first week in May. The crowd should cheer lustily and loudly for him.