Gerrit Cole brought along a sign for the news conference to announce his signing with the New York Yankees: a crinkled board that read “Yankee Fan Today Tomorrow Forever.”
Cole was caught on camera holding up that message in the seats at Game 6 of the 2001 World Series in Phoenix. The lettering of the tape he used has faded from blue to tan in the years since.
Cole was 20-5 with an AL-leading 2.50 ERA and a major league-leading 326 strikeouts for Houston last season.
His wife, Amy, the sister of San Francisco shortstop Brandon Crawford, watched the news conference from the dais.
She also posted a nice little message on IG.
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