New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman spent part of his weekend rappelling down a 350-foot, 22-story building.
Cashman took a few practice runs down the Landmark Building in Stamford, Conn., on Friday morning, and on Sunday he donned an elf's costume and successfully made the descent for the second straight year, joining "Santa," "The Grinch" and another elf.
"It was a lot more comfortable, obviously because of a lot more practice runs," Cashman said. "I'm getting used to it. So hopefully it looked better from my end."
The rest of the weekend he spent on the phone listening to trade proposals that did not go anywhere.
"I was on the phone all weekend, just like I am all the time," Cashman said. "I made some offers, received some ideas but nothing is getting any traction unfortunately. I've tried to make some things happen, but my concepts and the concepts given to me so far, we haven't found common ground."
Making the descent down one of Stamford's tallest buildings -- with a studded Yankees jacket over his costume -- Cashman displayed his experience from last year for the town's "Heights and Lights" celebration by waving to the crowd and attempting to do some flips.
"It's just a great opportunity," Cashman said. "Every time I drive by this building, I feel like it's a part of me. I've imprinted it. It's just a great opportunity to be part of something crazy, special and the Christmas show. So it's an awesome opportunity to be part of something that's fun."
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