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Mark Teixeira

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    Let Us Now Harshly Mock the At-Bat Music of the Yankees and Mets

    Chris Carter had a short career in the major leagues. He hit below league-average in 113 at bats from 2008-2010. He played in Japan the past two years. His career wasn't that notable except for one thing: In 2010 with the Mets, Carter's at-bat music was Rick Derringer's "Real American." As in Hulk H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Who's Saving the Yankees' Season While All Their Old Men Are Out? An Old Man, Naturally

    Nice quip from David Letterman last night: "Martha Stewart says she wants to meet a rich man between the age of 50 and 70. Why doesn't she just date a New York Yankee?" Indeed. And the subs that the Yankees have brought in to get them through a period of recovery from injuries are as old as the gu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Good News, Yankees Fans: 2014 is Only a Year Away

    Over the last few years, I've tended to skip reading preseason baseball magazines -- too many air-headed predictions made by people without a firm grasp of statistics and economics. Athlon Sports' Baseball Previews, though, is both hip and smart, and always has something surprising to say about ever ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    Yanks Lose. Here's All The Baseball I Want To Talk About This Year

    Speculation on what caused the train wreck that ended last night with the Yankee's 8-1 loss to Detroit is useless, so I'm going to empty out all the notes I took during this year's ALCS and see what sense can be made of it. First off, this is the third time the Yankees have lost a postseason series ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    The Yankees' Last Gasp

    Regardless of what happens tonight, while watching the Yankees 2-1 loss to the Tigers last night in the third game of the ALCS, you had the feeling that it was the end of an era. They brought Nick Swisher to the on-deck circle last night but he didn't get to bat. If he had, it probably would have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    A-Rod's Not The Yankees' Only Playoff Goat

    I've always resisted the idea that clutch hitting exists, I guess because I don't like the notion that baseball is something more than a game - that it brings out something heroic in an athlete. I pretty much agree with Bill James's early assessment on the topic, which was that what a batter hits ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Yankees 2012: OK But No Cigar...Yet

    Is it possible that following one team up close, day by day, for an entire season, can actually give you a distorted rather than accurate perception of how good they are? Like many Yankee fans, I've been ruthlessly criticizing the team's performance, or at least its performance since the All-Star ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    Yanks Split With Orioles; October Looking Bleak

    However much relief Yankee fans feel after the split of the four-game series with the Orioles - and it was oh, so painfully close to being 3 of 4 for the Yanks - and however good it felt to finally see the Yanks cut loose for 13 runs on Sunday afternoon, it's hard to come away with any sense of con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    C.C.'s No Ace And Joba Rules No More; Post-Season Looks Bleak For Yanks

    However the Yankees end up after the crucial weekend series against the Orioles, there's one thing that August has pretty much demonstrated: namely, that the Yankees -- as they are now constituted -- are not going to the World Series this year and probably will not even win the American League East. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2012

    The Mets Are Above .500 -- Compliments Of David Wright

    On Opening Day if someone had offered you a bet that after 41 games the Mets would have a better record than the Yankees, would you have taken it? I think you would. I would have taken it in a heartbeat. But after the Yankees' loss to Cincinnati yesterday in a dreary 5-2 game, and the Mets 6-5 vict ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    Mark Teixiera Stinks -- But Not As Bad As Albert Pujols

    We all know about Mark Teixiera's reputation for slow starts, but this is ridiculous. The injuries notwithstanding, the primary reason the Yankees are not in first place right now is because Teixiera has been so awful. And yet, if I had made you a bet that, say, 35 games into the season Teixiera wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    Don't Worry About Andy Pettitte -- Worry About Tex

    You could tell that it was a special day at Yankee Stadium when the Bleacher Creatures broke from tradition and started a chant for Andy Pettitte which got most of the 41,000-plus to chime in. I don't recall the Creatures ever chanting the starting pitcher's name when they do the first inning lineup ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    These Are Not Your 1998 New York Yankees

    I knew on Saturday when the Yankees lost to the Rays 8-6 that if they lost again on Sunday - as they did, 3-0, also to the Rays - that some wise guy would jump up and say, "but the 1998 Yanks started out 0-3 and they did okay." Yes, they did. But the 2012 Yankees aren't the 1998 Yankees. Let us c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Yankee From Bama David Robertson Could Be Team's Most Important Reliever

    Check any sports page or web site today and you're bound to find some story to the tune of "The Biggest Question Marks For The Yankees." Sample: "Can Mariano continue to defy age?" and "How long can Derek Jeter continue to play shortstop?" and "Can A-Rod avoid injury and get back on track?" and "Can ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Yankee Post-Mortem, Part 2: Too-Much-Moneyball and the Crapshoot Factor

    If you're sick of Moneyball clichés, try the cure: Too Much Moneyball, a video from Jest.com that's making the rounds. Our favorite scene is when the actor playing the Brad Pitt role — or, rather, in this scenario the Brian Cashman role — is thinking of new ways to spend money: "Ove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Yankee Post-Mortem: A-Rod Not the Only Cause of Death

    ​Let's look on the bright side ... no, scratch that. There is no bright side. Let's try to take in the big picture ... no, skip it. That's crap, too. The Yankees' 3-2 elimination loss to Detroit on Thursday night was as ugly as a one-run defeat can be. They were a better team than the Tigers, not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2011

    Joe Girardi Must Have Done Something Right

    GirardiI'll be honest: I didn't think the Yankees would win the AL East, right up to the day they won it. Yet they did it, and in fact by a wide margin. Before we even consider the problems of the playoffs, we should acknowledge the gutsy job turned in by everyone, particularly manager Joe Girardi, ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 14, 2011

    LET'S GO!

    Yankees host Red Sox one more time

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    Mark Teixeira's Acting Chops; NY Sports Stars Finally Debut on Entourage

    Why did it take Entourage eight years to put New York sports stars on the show? Since 2004, the boys from Queens — Vinnie, E, Drama, and Turtle — have been wearing Yankees, Giants and Knicks sweatshirts (though, unless we missed it, not Mets or Jets). Sunday, one week before the HBO s ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 22, 2011

    SUBWAY SERIES, PT. II

    The battle continues in Queens

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Don Peppe to Take Manhattan, Go Hollywood

    Don Peppe to outgrow Queens.​Don Peppe, in Ozone Park, is gearing up to open its first Manhattan outpost next year. But Manhattanites aren't the only ones about to get introduced to the Queens mainstay.

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Where Have All the Yankees Fans Gone?

    photo by Neil deMause​Following last night's ten-inning loss to the Twins, the Yankees' record stands at 3-2 (good!) and the team trails Buck Showalter's undefeated Orioles by a game and a half in the AL East (bad!). But since everybody knows that early April stats don't matter (remember how t ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 23, 2011

    OPENING DAY

    New York Yankees host the Detroit Tigers

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    Yankees Post Mortem: Dissecting 2010's Corpse

    ​No point right now in looking into the Yankees chances of getting Cliff Lee -- though offhand I'd say the odds are about the same as they were for the Knicks in landing LeBron James. There's also not much point wondering what the Yankees need to do to pull themselves together next season. The ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 15, 2010

    LET'S GO!

    New York Yankees host Tampa Bay

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Robinson Cano For MVP? The Drumbeat Begins

    ​Robinson Cano for American League MVP? Cano's grand-slammer against the Seattle Mariners on August 22, a game in which he drove in 6 runs, awakened quite a few to the possibility. His performance last night against the Oakland A's -- three for four with three RBIs, including his 26th home run ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    Joe Girardi and the JV Squad Somehow Get Love from the Daily News

    ​Apparently there were two baseball games between the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays played Sunday afternoon - the one I saw and the one written about by John Harper in the Daily News. In the game I saw, Joe Girardi, with his ace C.C. Sabathia on the hill, had an inexplicable attack of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: And the World Series heads back to the Bronx...

    ​"When the dazzling dark breaks over the far slopes of time, then it's time to toss things, like our reason, and our will...then it's time to break our necks for home."--Annie Dillard After last night's loss in Citizen's Bank Park that staved off elimination for the Phillies, I realized that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: Yankees take Game 2, take Pedro deep

    ​Ahh, much better. The Yankees beat the Phillies in a much-needed, if technically not "must-win" Game 2, with A.J. Burnett outdueling old friend Pedro Martinez. The Phillies took an early 1-0 lead in the 2nd with an RBI single from Matt Stairs, but the Yanks answered in the 4th with a solo s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: Wait, so how is this anything like the 2004 ALCS?

    ​The 2009 ALCS and 2004 ALCS are practically mirror images of each other. Indistinguishable. Talk about carbon copies! I haven't seen this level of uncanny similarity since watching Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes in White Men Can't Jump. Yeah, that's about how alike these two series ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: Yanks one win away from their Final Destination

    ​The more I think about it, the more I'm relieved the Yankees didn't beat the Angels on Monday. Because being up 3-0 would have undoubtedly cued a barrage of clips from The Unspeakable Year. And if they had won 3, then lost 1? Forget about it, the sports world would have had a veritable field ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: No Sympathy For the Angels in Yanks' 4-1 win

    ​After all that ado, not a lick of rain. Just goes to show you. God's a Yankee fan, and even though they're "angels," it's bro's before halos. Four wins down. Seven to go. Man, it's cold out. When I started this whole watching-the-Yankees-bat-from-outside ritual, it was a 65 degree situat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: The Clock Winds Down, Fans Wound Up

    ​"The anticipation must be killin you." --Text message, 7:32 pm "46 hours, 41 min til 1st pitch. But who's counting?" --Text message, 9:17pm "I'm trying to get people to start calling me Fung Wah." --I'm not going to dignify this with a timestamp, but it bears mentioning since this is the ty ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: Walkoff Bomb, Extra Innings, Clutch Hitting, Dramatic Comeback--Yankees do it the Yankee way

    ​I cannot believe what the hell just happened. My hands are still shaking. My heart may or may not be fighting the good fight against certain cardiac arrest. The Yankees just beat the Twins in 11 innings, off the bat of Mark Teixeira--his first walkoff in pinstripes, the Yankees' 11th posts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    Jockbeat: How the Yankees Can Win It All

    ​Several million words have been written in the last few years about why teams win in the playoffs -- or more precisely, why the playoffs are different than the regular season. Most of it can be summed up in a few words: Setting your starting rotation and having a deeper bullpen. Over the la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: Previewing Game 1 of the ALDS

    ​ My hands have been shaking all day. And probably will continue to do so for the remainder of the postseason. I've been reduced to little more than a teething infant. And it's only Game 1. Sweet Christ.

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    A-Rod Bookends Season Going Yard

    ​Way to end the season on a high note, Yanks! I admit, I was getting a little disgruntled when you dropped 3 in a row, and yeah, they're meaningless, but THEY'RE NOT TO ME! I just know how it feels when the Yankees are playing full-throttle, and there aren't a lot of things that rival that se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2009

    Tampa Bay Resumes Role as Pain in My Ass

    ​So we're back to this again, huh? Tampa Bay just secured a place on my fantasy team of "People to Kill." Or rather, I think this is more in line with what I have in mind. Saturday's game between the Yanks and the Devil Rays (which is what I'm back to calling them for the next day of the sea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2009

    162 Games Later, The Job(a) Gets Done Right

    ​From the Daily News: Joba Chamberlain will return to his old role today, heading back to the bullpen for the Yankees' regular-season finale against the Rays. I don't know whether I find this aggravating or amusing. I can't over the image of Girardi and Co. saying to themselves, "Hmm, you k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2009

    CC Sabathia Bookends Outstanding Season with Brutal Outings

    ​When CC Sabathia introduced Yankee Stadium to the world in the regular season home opener, his $161 million paycheck was a real knee-slapper to haters everywhere. Yankees don't lose home openers. They just don't. And in their new stadium's maiden voyage? No chance lance. But I guess the In ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    Jockbeat: Yankees' MVP? Allen Barra Ranks Jeter Fifth

    With all the talk of Derek Jeter as the possible MVP winner for 2009, an important question has been overlooked: who is the Yankees MVP? Bill Madden inadvertently weighed in on the issue last Sunday with a piece headlined "Ring In The Old -- Yanks rediscover formula for success: more Jeter, less A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    ​ Museum of Natural History. Twitpic by ashelamb. The week was hot as hell -- which, a quick scan of our stories reveals, is an apt comparison. In a tribute to democracy, people with guns started following around President Obama. Busybodies were all over Michelle Obama's butt. Old peo ... More >>

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    August 18, 2009

    Jockbeat: How About Teixeira for MVP?

    Everybody knows that Albert Pujols is the favorite to win the 2009 National League Most Valuable Player award, but who in the American League? We took an informal poll this week of newspaper and online writers, and so far a consensus seems to be building that Minnesota catcher Joe Mauer is the most ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 8, 2009

    BATTER UP

    The Yankees take on the Oakland A's

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    Jockbeat: A Look at Yankees Batting for 2009

    The writers in the current issue of Sports Illustrated -- including Ben Reiter, whose name is on the Yankee section -- seem to feel everything will go great in the Bronx this year - or almost great. The Yankees, SI thinks, will roll over the Red Sox and A's to win the AL East, will beat the Twins in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    A-Rod Rejects Surgery, Will Play With Pain. Why?

    Photo (cc) raisethejollyroger. We told you earlier that A-Rod's brother said the Yankees' third baseman was going to have surgery on a cyst in his hip and miss many weeks of the upcoming season. Well, that's what we get for trusting Rodriguez's relatives. First of all, it's not the cyst, but the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Jockbeat: Red Sox Cry Uncle After Yanks Spend Half a Billion

    For years, the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox have been locked in a bidding war for baseball's highest priced free agents. And now it appears that the Red Sox have finally blinked.According to the Associated Press and Business Week, Red Sox owner John Henry called -- for the second time -- for ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 14, 2009

    Bloomberg Leads Yankees in Steals

    Scoreboards and other trinkets given to baseball's richest team

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    July 30, 2008
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