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“It’s so much grander, so much more impressive, so much more special than anywhere I’ve been, and I’ve played in some great places,” he said. “But when you come to New York and you see 27 championships, you see Monument Park and all the great players that have played there, when you [put on] the pinstripes, it’s just grander and more special than anything else.”
His wife and college sweetheart Leigh Williams played a big part in his decision to put on the iconic pinstripes.
“I had five teams that I was negotiating with all over the place, you know ‘should I go here, should I go there,’” he said. “But at the end of the day, my wife and I were at dinner, and we looked at all the different options and said, ok well if all else is equal, you know the Yankees is the team that we’d want to play for. And in the back of my mind ever since I was a rookie, I’d [thought] it would be kind of cool to play for the Yankees, because I understand how special that is.”
...And he has nothing but good things to say about his current team.
“A lot of people think because of our payroll, because we’re in New York City, they assume we’re very uptight, they assume we’re very almost robotic, but this is one of the most fun teams I’ve ever been on,” he said. “We have a lot of jokesters on the team, we’re constantly getting on each other, we’re having fun – when you win it’s easy to have fun. And when you win here in New York there is nothing better than the energy in that stadium, the energy when you go out in the city, or anywhere around New York because everyone loves the Yankees.”