It appears New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman isn't afraid of heights.
The Stamford Downtown Special Services District has announced Cashman will join this year's Heights and Lights event as a celebrity guest elf, accompanying Santa Claus on a 22-floor rappel the Landmark Building.
"Brian Cashman will be there with smiles and his Yankee jacket, rappelling," said Sandy Goldstein, director of the DSSD.
Cashman, who lives in Darien, mentioned at a DSSD fundraiser this summer that he would be interested in participating, Goldstein said.
"He mentioned something about wanting to rappel," she said. "What could be better than having a star rappel?"
The Yankees general manager will warm up for the weekend's rappel at a rehearsal Friday morning.... Santa and Cashman will kick off the holiday season in Stamford Sunday, when they step off the Landmark building's ledge at 4:30 p.m. Music performed by local students and a fireworks display will accompany the rappel.
The DSSD is keeping the details of Cashman's elf costume under wraps for now.
"This is going to be a surprise for all," Goldstein said. "Will he be an elf in Yankee clothing or a Yankee in elf clothing? You've got to come Sunday night to find out."(courtesy of The Stamford Advocate)
HO. LEE. CRAP!!! If this story doesn't get you in the holiday spirit, then you're a bigger bah-humbug, Grinchy asshat than Casey Close. Brian Cashman. Dressed up as some sort of Yankee-elf hybrid. Rappelling down the side of a building as Santa Clause.
These people could charge $5,000 a ticket to this event and I would still go see it. I love Cash, but let's be honest, he is rather elf-like in his appearance already. Sure he could stand to smile more and have rosier cheeks, but the stature is there. The fact that the Stamford DSSD has waited this long to have what should be their favorite native son participate in this event is mind-boggling.
Please, please, PLEASE, PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!! If there is anybody out there that actually reads this blog on a daily basis and has the means to get to the Landmark building in Stamford, Connecticut this Sunday at 4:30, for the love of everything that is good and righteous, please attend and take pictures of this. I need to see Brian Cashman rappelling down the side of a building dressed as an elf. I HAVE to see Brian Cashman rappelling down the side of a building dressed as an elf. If I can actually get a picture of this happening, I don't think I would even care if the Yankees didn't end up signing Jeter and Cliff Lee. I don't have incurable cancer or any terminal disease, but think of this of my dying Christmas wish. Get me a picture.
P.S.- If you didn't think I was going to have Duckson Photoshop this then you are outside you're mind.
IT IS HIGH! IT IS FAR! IT IS... caught.: "I knew that Scranton would play a role in all of this. I have booked a seat on the 8:20 p.m. Greyhound out of Durham. I arrive in Scranton at 2:20 p.m., tomorrow afternoon. There is free wifi on every Greyhound bus now, there are individual power outlets, and I am told that the legroom situation has improved significantly. I'm no prima donna, but comfort matters when you are tracking leads. Today is my sixteenth wedding anniversary, but I told my wife that this is important. This comes first. She didn't reply. I have budgeted one full day in Scranton before I take the Sunday night Greyhound to Tampa in order to track down Alphonso's and ALL CAPS's leads. I am on the Express Bus, and I will arrive two days later (just before noon on Tuesday). Not bad for $252 and only 3 transfers. Watch for regular updates from the road."
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