After 16 solid seasons in pinstripes, Williams let his pride get the best of him in turning down an invitation to spring training.
Still in excellent shape considering being 40 years of age, he hopes to help lead Puerto Rico into the second round of the WBC tournament.
If all goes well for Williams, he may consider a permanent baseball comeback in a DH role in the American League.
I wish Bernie the best tonight and in the weeks and months to come, regardless of whether he is playing baseball or his guitar.
It would be nice to hear John Sterling yell "BERN BABY BERN!" one more time over the radio waves during a Yankee season.
He is and will forever be a symbolic reminder of the dynasty years.