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Don't blame Yankees for living the American way

Updated: December 24, 2008, 4:39 PM ET
By Peter Gammons

They are, after all, the Yankees, as Hal Steinbrenner and Brian Cashman have so boldly reminded us.

Scott Boras knew that, and knew that no matter where the Red Sox went, he could always come back to the Yankees and get $10 million more because everyone knew how much Theo Epstein coveted Mark Teixeira. That's the way it is. All the innuendo about Teixeira not caring for Larry Lucchino and John Henry doesn't really matter, because Teixeira was going to New York. To the Yankees, who have ...

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