Say what you will about the negotiating skill of Cee Cee’s agent, the persistence of Brian Cashman, the bank accounts of Hank and Hal, the shock and awe aura and mystique of the New York Yankees, and the willingness of Reggie Jackson to be dragged into this soap opera. We all know the truth: It was Amber Sabathia, forevermore known as A-Sab, who got the deal done.
While Cashman was making nice to the couple at their house yesterday, Amber slipped away from her husband and the kids.
She placed a phone call to me. She’d read my blog post about Scarsdale and wanted to ask me a few more questions about the town. So instead of going on and on about the school system and the real estate market and the fine, upstanding community members, I told her about the things she really cared about: the best hair salon, the best place for a mani/pedi, the best masseur, the best store for Jimmy Choos. (They’re shoes, people.)
She hurried back into the meeting, gave her husband a furtive wink, and Cee Cee clasped Cashman’s hand.
“I’ll do it,” the pitcher said with a wide grin.
A-Sab called me back later. “You totally eased my mind, She-Fan. Thank you.”
“No, thank you,” I said and wondered if I’d be getting a call from Mrs. Sheets next.