Tokyo Dome; Image: Tokyo Dome Corporation

The Yankees departed for Japan yesterday, and it seems like they might be the most pampered players in the game. As if getting instructed on every detail for the flight wasn't enough, the players will also get rubdowns from three massage therapists. Players will also have many things with them for entertainment, from dominos, to gospel music, to books. While there, players will get a $25,000-$30,000 stipend. Jim Caple's got it right when he says, "it's just a little jetlag!" Perhaps they should contact Bobby Valentine who seems to be having fun in Japan.

Gothamist doesn't remember rubdowns on our flights to the "Far East", but then again, we thought the far east was Montauk. Besides, if they really wanted to travel in comfort, shouldn't they have gone with Hooters Air?