Time to meet Leigh Teixeira, whom I fully expect to be sitting in a folding chair right next to first base during every inning that husband Mark plays this season.
The Teixeiras were introduced by the Yankees at a press conference this morning, where Mark revealed how their deal — at one time thought completely dead — came to pass.
"The whole process was confusing. Sometimes I'd tell Scott [Boras] to stop calling me, then I'd call him five times a day saying, 'Tell me what you know!' Two weeks before Christmas, I talked to Leigh about it again, and we kind of decided that, hey, the Yankees are where we want to be. Cash [Brian Cashman] might want to give Leigh a hug, because when I asked her during the process, 'Where should I go, where should I go?,' she'd always say, 'I just want you to be happy.' Finally she said, 'I want you to be a Yankee,' and it was a done deal. Once we got the contract figured out, it was a no-brainer for me."
Somehow I have a hard time picturing Barry Bonds or Roger Clemens deciding where to sign based on what their wives say. But this is obviously one of those marriages, where choosing the living room drapes is a joint decision and Mark will share equally in the car pool duties.
Here she is, second from the left with Heidi DeRosa, Stacie Barajas and Angela Showalter. And more Leigh in the video below (not exactly camera shy, is she). Get used to seeing her around, Yankee faithful.
Yankees Can Thank Leigh Teixeira For Their New First Baseman [Big League Stew]
Leigh Teixeira [Digg Mirror]
If The Yankees Are Buying A Championship, At Least It's A Good Looking One [The 'Ropolitans]