So [Brian Cashman] did a bit of research, discovered Teixeira had a fondness for Twisted Sister ... Sure, it helped that the Yankees eventually offered $180 million over eight years, but what really wowed Teixeira was the super cool video Cashman revealed when he came to visit in the middle of December.Teixeira:
Shot in the new stadium, with digitalized images of what Teixeira might look like as he ran out of the dugout and onto the grass, the crowd at a froth, the New York skyline in the distance, the sound track blared "I Wanna Rock." Cashman pressed play.
"Hey, that's my song!" Cashman recalled Teixeira saying as he and I walked through the old stadium hallways. "I was like, yeah, we know that."
And at that point, with Twisted Sister on blast, Leigh, Teixeira's college sweetheart who is now his wife, said, "I want you to be a Yankee."
Two weeks before Christmas, I talked to [my wife] Leigh about it again, and we kind of decided that, hey, the Yankees are where we want to be. Cash 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.If Teixeira is telling the truth, then he made his mind to sign with New York one week before perpetrating the charade of his interest in the Red Sox and summoning the Boston brass (John Henry, Theo Epstein, et al.) to Texas -- which was Thursday, December 18.
So the fucker apparently wants us to believe that a Twisted Sister video was the clincher. He's coming across like A-Rod Jr. ... In the words of Fat Billy, what a dushbag.