It was one year ago today that the Yankees signed Mark Teixeira.
They were supposed to be out of the race. Teixeira was going to the Red Sox. Or maybe back to the Angels. Even the Orioles and Nationals were in the mix. The Yankees were supposed to be out of the race, until they suddenly won it.
Oddly enough, Pete was on vacation that day — two days before Christmas, who knew the Yankees would make a huge move? — but as someone pointed out a few weeks ago, it’s fun to read the comments from that day. Things start to get interesting around 3:18 p.m.
It’s worth remembering that Pete was gone on that day because, on this day, I’m flying to see my family in Missouri. I’ll be writing from the middle of the country for a few days before coming back to New York.
It’s two days before Christmas. My guess is the Yankees don’t have any big news planned.
But you never know.