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.

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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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