I was wondering when Yankee fans were going to start booing Mark Teixeira, given that even Melky Cabrera has been hitting better than he has, and given how impatient some fans can be. Not that it's right to boo your own players - I hate, hate, hate it - but Teixeira has been having a terrible season so far.
Mark has been off the mark, hittingwise - he's only at .200 right now. Heck, Jose Molina and Angel Berroa have a better batting average. Mark seems like a good guy, and I'm glad he's a Yankee, but he's not having a good year just yet.
Anyhow, despite all this, the $180 million man has been off the radar, partly due to people knowing he's traditionally a slow starter, partly because he's been hurt, and partly because of other players, like Chien-Ming Wang, having horrendous years.
All of that changed last night, when Teixeira got booed, heartily, by Yankee fans for failing in the clutch several times. It didn't look good, either, that both Ramiro Pena and Cabrera got huge hits last evening.
But it's not like booing is going to make Teixeira produce. I know he wants to do well, but he hasn't just yet.
ESPN's Bill Simmons made his bones on, among other things, coming up with The Derek Lowe Face, the pained expression the pitcher would have when the game started falling apart.
Can we talk about the Mark Teixeira Face? Because he seems to constantly have some really pained, or weird, expression on his face when he's up to bat. He makes A-Rod look like he has a poker face!
Am I the only one to notice this? Half the time Teixeira looks like he either smelled something bad, ate something bad, or heard something bad. What's up with that?
I know this may sound silly, but I just want to see if our readers had noticed the same thing I did!
In other news, that was one of the more fun wins of the year. And the Stadium's fans sounded
fairly pumped, for once, this year.
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