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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Vicente Padilla-Mark Teixeira feud spices up Red Sox-Yankees rivalry

This is worse than the Regulator (Valentine) –Moderator (Francona) War!

Somewhere along the line, the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry turned from deep-seeded animosity to mutual respect and mild disdain.

So, let’s give thanks to Vicente Padilla and Mark Teixeira for spicing up the hatred.

...That brings us to last night. With the Red Sox leading 6-4 in the eighth, Padilla fell behind Teixeira, 2-0. After freezing him with a 51-mph eephus, Padilla followed with a fastball. Teixeira teed off, then stood at home plate and gazed at the ball as it soared into the bleachers in right-center.

“I just wanted to make sure it was fair,” Teixiera said later, undoubtedly hoping his pose would escape Padilla’s notice (it won’t). “Balls have been hooking a lot tonight. Curtis hit a few that hooked, so I didn’t want to waste a lot of energy running out of the box if that ball goes foul. It’s been a long day.”

And it’s a long season series between the Red Sox and Yankees. With teams meeting 10 more times, including tonight at Yankee Stadium, something tells us the Padilla-Teixeira feud is about to get even uglier.

Repoz Posted: July 29, 2012 at 08:31 AM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: red sox, yankees

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   1. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: July 29, 2012 at 08:57 AM (#4195044)
Gee, I wonder how Padilla will respond?
   2. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: July 29, 2012 at 09:39 AM (#4195052)
Teixeira is really going out on a limb here, starting a feud with the most unlikeable pitcher in baseball who happens to be on his team's big rival.
   3. Stately, Plump Buck Mulligan Posted: July 29, 2012 at 10:02 AM (#4195063)
This rivalry between a first-place team and a last-place team is really heating up!
   4. Fancy Pants Handles lap changes with class Posted: July 29, 2012 at 10:05 AM (#4195066)
I feel like somebody told Teixeira that he comes across as boring, and so he decided he needed to liven up his image this season. Of course, being who he is, he is going about it in the douchiest way possible...
   5. Dale Sams Posted: July 29, 2012 at 10:16 AM (#4195069)
I rank this feud somewhere between Joba-Youk and Sheffield-'mook in section 86'.
   6. Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer Posted: July 29, 2012 at 10:20 AM (#4195071)
Could the Yankees use some reinforcements for their bullpen at the deadline? Because Padilla would look great in pinstripes.
   7. Kurt Posted: July 29, 2012 at 10:21 AM (#4195072)
I'm sure if I thought about it long enough, my imagination could conjure up douchier possible things than admiring a HR off Padilla, and disparaging the quality of the infield dirt in Oakland.
   8. Lassus Posted: July 29, 2012 at 10:33 AM (#4195075)
METEOR
   9. salajander Posted: July 29, 2012 at 10:37 AM (#4195077)
Teixeira is really going out on a limb here, starting a feud with the most unlikeable pitcher in baseball who happens to be on his team's big rival.

Starting? This has been going on for a while, before either player was with their current team.
   10. Mayor Blomberg Posted: July 29, 2012 at 11:08 AM (#4195087)
wait, there are other teams in MLB?
   11. Yonder Alonso in misguided trousers (cardinal) Posted: July 29, 2012 at 12:15 PM (#4195116)
“I just wanted to make sure it was fair,” Teixiera said later, undoubtedly hoping his pose would escape Padilla’s notice

I can't possibly believe either part of this sentence is true.
   12. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: July 29, 2012 at 12:17 PM (#4195117)
wait, there are other teams in MLB?

Not tonight.

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