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Teixeira sly about showing-up Padilla

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09:25 AM ET 07.29 | Mark Teixeira stood at home plate as his home run off Vicente Padilla landed deep in the right-center-field seats. It was easy to figure out what he was doing as he tied last night's game against the Red Sox in the bottom of the eighth inning: The first baseman was relishing a dramatic home run off the pitcher he has publicly feuded with and accused of head-hunting. But Teixeira wouldn't admit it. "It felt good," Teixeira said after the Red Sox ended up beating the Yankees, 8-6. "I just wanted to make sure it was fair. Balls were hooking a lot." Teixeira's theory was harder to believe than the JFK Magic Bullet Theory. The two have had issues because Padilla hit Teixeira the first two times he faced him and caused Teixeira to get drilled repeatedly by throwing at opposing hitters when they played together in Texas. Even after repeated questioning, Teixeira refused to acknowledge he stared at the home run against the pitcher he has had a war of words with since becoming a Yankee -- one that escalated this season. Earlier this month in Boston, Padilla fired back at Teixeira, saying Teixeira should play a "women's sport" and accusing the first baseman of having problems with Latin teammates.

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July 29, 2012  10:04 AM ET

Wouldn't Don Drysdale or Bob Gibson, give this guy a New Tattoo after they got showed up?

July 29, 2012  10:11 AM ET

I love his story. Balls hit to center field go foul so often....

July 29, 2012  10:13 AM ET

Not the brightest tool in the box. Typical dumb arse statement. Anyone looking at the replay knows that ball would have needed hurricane force winds to blow that sucker foul.

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July 29, 2012  10:18 AM ET
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Do the Dodgers play the Giants again today?: )

Go Dodgers!!

July 29, 2012  10:29 AM ET
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sly or not- that fat slob will be throwing at his head next tiem

Yup...the ear hole on his helmet might as well have a bullseye painted over it.

July 29, 2012  10:36 AM ET
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Wouldn't Don Drysdale or Bob Gibson, give this guy a New Tattoo after they got showed up?

Don Drysdale and Bob Gibson, despite their notoriety otherwise, were not blatant headhunters who used the baseball as a weapon in lieu of any discernible baseball skills. This guy is an admitted, repeated offender who intentionally tries to injure opponents, and it amazes me that he has not been repeatedly suspended to within an inch of his arse.

July 29, 2012  10:40 AM ET
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Don Drysdale and Bob Gibson, despite their notoriety otherwise, were not blatant headhunters who used the baseball as a weapon in lieu of any discernible baseball skills. This guy is an admitted, repeated offender who intentionally tries to injure opponents, and it amazes me that he has not been repeatedly suspended to within an inch of his arse.

You are correct Sir. Neither was afraid to pitch inside or buzz one close to back a batter off the plate.

July 29, 2012  10:40 AM ET

This site is acting up more than usual. Adios.

July 29, 2012  10:46 AM ET
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Don Drysdale and Bob Gibson, despite their notoriety otherwise, were not blatant headhunters who used the baseball as a weapon in lieu of any discernible baseball skills. This guy is an admitted, repeated offender who intentionally tries to injure opponents, and it amazes me that he has not been repeatedly suspended to within an inch of his arse.

I never saw either throw at a batter's head. They might put one in the ribs to prove a point, but that was rare and as far as they ever went.

July 29, 2012  10:49 AM ET
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I never saw either throw at a batter's head. They might put one in the ribs to prove a point, but that was rare and as far as they ever went.

They wouldn't throw AT a head, but they don't call it "chin music" for nothing. Crowd the plate on either of those guys...or God forbid you show them up...you can bet on a high and very tight pitch coming your way.

July 29, 2012  11:01 AM ET
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sly or not- that fat slob will be throwing at his head next tiem

I'm sure there are a lot of pitchers who would love to drill that arrogant doooosh.

July 29, 2012  11:12 AM ET

I was listening to the game on WEEI and the Red Sox announcers made a point of saying Tex ran hard with his head down...and I'm a Sox fan.

Can someone please just trade Lackey back to Anaheim for Vernon Wells

July 29, 2012  11:14 AM ET

Texiera, then Pedroia will get hit in today's game.

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July 29, 2012  12:22 PM ET
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I was listening to the game on WEEI and the Red Sox announcers made a point of saying Tex ran hard with his head down...and I'm a Sox fan.Can someone please just trade Lackey back to Anaheim for Vernon Wells

lol--The Angels might take that deal to get out of the Wells contract.

July 29, 2012  12:24 PM ET
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Don Drysdale and Bob Gibson, despite their notoriety otherwise, were not blatant headhunters who used the baseball as a weapon in lieu of any discernible baseball skills. This guy is an admitted, repeated offender who intentionally tries to injure opponents, and it amazes me that he has not been repeatedly suspended to within an inch of his arse.

I did I mention headhunting or a bean ball? You did! If you showed up Bob Gibson or Don Drydale, they gave you a Baseball Tattoo, not a Bean Ball! I am a big Fan of Tex, but he showed him up, when you show someone up don't complain when you get drilled!

 
July 29, 2012  12:53 PM ET

For those too old to remember or too young to never know This right out of Wikipedia when you key in the word Baeanball.
A pitcher who is known for a habit of purposely throwing at opposing batters' heads is called a headhunter. Pitchers popularly known as headhunters include Don Drysdale, Bob Gibson, Sal Maglie, Hugh Casey, Nolan Ryan, Roger Clemens, Pedro Mart??nez and Josh Beckett.

Sorry to dissapoint you all!!!

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