The Yankees Are Better Because Teixeira Doesn’t Wear A Thong

July 27, 2009   ·     ·   Jump to comments
Article Source: Bleacher Report - New York Yankees

On Sunday, The New York Yankees defeated the Oakland Athletics 7-5 in the Bronx to extend their lead in the American League East to 2.5 games over the rival Boston Red Sox.


First baseman Mark Teixeira hit an RBI single to center in a crucial moment of the game, and the Bombers became the first American League squad to reach 60 wins this season.


The Yankees, who completed a 9-1 home stand to go 22 games over .500, are scheduled to play 18 of their next 24 games on the road.


New York has recently flourished after a shaky start to their year because they have received timely hitting and superb pitching from both their starting rotation and bullpen.


Nevertheless, the acquisition of Teixeira, 29, and his impact on the Yankees from both defensive and offensive standpoints can’t be discounted.


Last December, Teixeira, a two-time All-Star selection and two-time Gold Glove Award winner, signed a contract with the Yankees worth $180 million over 8 years.


Teixeira’s arrival signified the conclusion of the dreaded Jason Giambi era in Gotham.


Equally as much on and off the field, the upstanding and clean-cut Teixeira is the pleasant antithesis of Giambi.


In 2001, Giambi, 38, a five-time All-Star and the winner of the 2000 AL MVP, snipped his greasy locks, shaved his scraggly goatee, and agreed to a ludicrous seven-year deal with the Yankees for $120 million.


Giambi, who has curiously never once blinked in his lifetime and admits to periodically wearing a gold lame, tiger-stripe thong under his uniform, is by most accounts a good teammate.


Still, his steroid-marred tenure in pinstripes can only be deemed an utter failure.


Giambi batted a paltry .254 during his overstay in the Big Apple, and his fielding at the first base position was a glaring liability that constantly left the Yankees at a disadvantage.


On the contrary, Teixeira is a legitimate defensive wizard who has revolutionized the Yankees once spotty infield play.


Teixeira, who won the Dick Howser Trophy as the national collegiate baseball player of the year in 2001 when he attended Georgia Tech University, has already prevented a litany of errors for New York with his stellar glove after only 94 games played for them to date.


Additionally, Teixeira is a far more stable presence at the plate than “juicehead” Giambi ever was for the Bombers and he is currently batting .281 with 25 home runs and 72 RBI.


In May 2007, Giambi told the USA Today that he “was wrong for using” steroids and that he “made a mistake.”


The Yankees “made a mistake” when they signed Giambi.


However, New York’s hierarchy was absolutely correct to court Teixeira and his vast overall abilities may help propel the Yankees to their 27th championship in team history.


No matter what the ultimate outcome of the 2009 baseball season is, at least the Yankees no longer employ a first baseman who is known to prance around the diamond in erotic women’s lingerie.





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  1. Lynn on July 29th, 2014 7:03 am


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