Shoring up their offense today, the Yanks signed one of the biggest free agents left. Actor Billy Crystal will join the Bombers on Wednesday for a one-day audition. Crystal, 60, will practice with the team for a day and make his spring debut on Thursday against the Pittsburgh Pirates. While a cute publicity stunt, this move speaks volumes about the Pittsburgh Pirates. Can they even get out a 60-year-old actor?
Update: Just to be clear, this is part of a 60th birthday present from the Yankees to Billy Crystal. It’s not a giant publicity stunt about which some of the more skeptical folks have grumbled.