Sunday, January 18, 2009
Mark Teixeira Who?
To go along with his epic facial hair, funking batting stance, and terminally dirty uniform, Youk has a brand new, big time contract.
The whole time Scott Boras was pimping Mark Teixeira as the second coming of Slappy (only this one apparently doesn't turn into Jello pudding in the playoffs) that small, somewhat sane part of my brain kept saying "No. We've GOT a Gold Glove first baseman who's a hitting machine already."
Youk hits for average, has good power, and is a hoover at first base. Plus he's not looking to earn the equivalent of the Federal Bailout Package over the life of his contract and judging from his press conference, the guy seems like he LOVES being a member of the Red Sox.
Last but not least, when the next brouhaha breaks out between the Sox and Rays, who would you rather have charging the mound? Teixeira?
Or the guy who looks a deranged woodsman wearing a baseball uniform?
Here's to several more years of hearing chants of "YOOOOOOOOOUUUK" reverberating off the walls of Fenway Park.