Boras, Leigh Duped Sox
Yankees new first baseman Mark Teixeira, right,  smiles with his wife Leigh, center, and agent Scott Boras beside him before donning his number 25 jersey during a press conference at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009.
(AP)

Sox Got Suckered as Teixeiras Made Up Their Mind
to Join Yankees Two Weeks Before Christmas and
Long Before John Henry & Co. Flew to Texas

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"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 [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." -- 1.6.09, Mark Teixeira, the latest mercenary to join the Yankees

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