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Up on the rooftop

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Yankees Wrapup BaseballHere’s the weird Yankees story of the day, and quite possibly the weird Yankees story of the entire winter.

It seems Brian Cashman is going to dress as an elf and rappel down a building with Santa Claus. [2]This is all new to me, but apparently the Santa rappel is something the Stamford Downtown Special Services District does every year. Santa Claus literally rappels down 22 stories of the Landmark Building, usually accompanied by someone.

Take it away Stamford Advocate…

While the man in red is often escorted by the Grinch and Rudolph, this is the first time a member of the Yankees franchise is to take the plunge.

Cashman, who lives in Darien, mentioned at a DSSD fundraiser this summer that he would be interested in participating, (director of DSSD Sandy Goldstein) said.

“He mentioned something about wanting to rappel,” she said. “What could be better than having a star rappel?”

Cashman will go through a rehearsal rappel on Friday, the real thing is Sunday afternoon and the Winter Meetings begin on Monday in Orlando. If nothing else, he’ll have a cool ice breaker for all of those meetings with rival GMs and player agents. Also, as a not especially tall person myself, I’m going to refrain from making the obvious Cashman elf jokes.

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