Saturday, December 12, 2009

What's with all the wives calling the shots!

Alyson Footer tweeted some comments from Pedro Feliz on his decision to sign with the Astros:

In the beginning I was thinking Tejada was going to play third. It was one of those things where I think anyone would want to play for them. I saw other teams that needed 3rd basemen. I like the city. I think it's good for me. Talking with my wife, she was always thinking about Houston."

This is interesting, because I've noticed this is becoming a trend in baseball (if you count Three Times as a trend, and that's just off the top of my head.)

For instance, Mark Teixeira's wife, Amber:

Throughout his free agency, Teixeira solicited his wife's opinion and she kept saying, "I just want you to be happy," Teixeira recalled. On date night, Teixeira asked, "Everything's equal, where do you want to go? She finally said, 'I want you to be a Yankee.'"

Teixeria joked:
"Cash should give Leigh a hug,"

Leigh Teixeira:
"I thought it would be special for him to be a Yankee,"

Or take C.C. Sabathia:

CC Sabathia had met with Yankees general manager Brian Cashman on Sunday and on Monday, but Cashman suggested that maybe it would help if he were to fly to California and speak with Sabathia, again, with Amber Sabathia, the player's wife.

This is interesting to me - GMs lobbying wives to come to their city and play for their team. I mean, it makes sense, and all, but Feliz' two reasons for coming to Houston were apparently (1) His wife, and (2) the playoffs. Not that those aren't valid reasons, but...uh...

(Note: This post was produced while sitting in the couch with my wife. Who was watching the finals of the Miss World pageant.)