- Yankees take first place in the AL East.
- The Empire State Building is wearing pinstripes.
- The real Mark Teixeira finally showed up.
- CC Sabathia and Mariano Rivera never looked better.
The Yankees knew what the possibilities of winning this series could do, and the team made it happen.
As great as winning the Subway Series and being in first place feels, doesn’t hold a candle to getting Mark Teixeira back.
Yankees fans held their breath through April and May, finding comfort in knowing Teixeira’s career struggles were part of the deal.
That comfort became concerning, as days became weeks and looking back Teixeira’s past seasons stats were not ever this bad. The Yankees new hero was a complete zero at the plate.
Rightly so, Yankees fans had enough because the reality was costing the team games. The media finally joined in, wondering when Joe Girardi would move Teixeira out of the three-hole.
Girardi seemed to be contemplating a viable replacement, but not acknowledging that this was not the same hitter player from 2009. This was no shock, as Girardi is very generous when it comes to giving struggling player’s extended chances.
As noble as Girardi’s theory sounds, he was not managing a junior high-school softball team. By now, Girardi should have a tattoo of the Yankees motto of winning now and doing whatever it takes to get there. Continue reading ‘Mark Teixeira Slams New York Mets Back To Reality’ »