By Jon Lane
Mickey Mantle once said, “New York is the only place to play baseball.”
And to echo a line from Gordon Gekko from one of my favorite movies,
“You do good, there’s perks. Lots and lots of perks.”
You know you’ve made it when you receive an invite from David Letterman. It took less than one season in New York for Mark Teixiera to garner national and mainstream attention. That’s what happens when you immediately live up to a $180-million contract by producing an MVP-caliber season in New York City.
This release from CBS:
New York Yankees All-Star first baseman Mark Teixeira will make his first visit to the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN, Monday, August 24 (11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. In addition to his interview with Letterman, Teixeira will also participate in an outdoor batting demonstration during the LATE SHOW broadcast.
In his first year with the Yankees, Teixeira is proving to be an all-around force for the American League East-leading team, not only at first base, but also in the batter’s box. A key ingredient to the Bronx Bombers’ success this season, he currently has a .283 batting average, recently hit his 31st home run of the season and has an impressive total of 89 runs batted in for the season so far.
Also featured on the Monday, Aug. 24 LATE SHOW will be an interview with famed Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, who will also be making her first visit to the broadcast.