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Mark Teixeira found the retaliation humorous.
When informed of Vicente Padilla's comments to NESN.com -- in response to Teixeira's initial jab on Friday -- the Yankees first baseman refuted the notion that he experienced issues with Latin players in Texas.
"That's crazy," Teixeira said. "But I wouldn't expect anything else, really. If that's the case, then I ask you guys to interview every one of my Latin teammates in this clubhouse right now and ask them. That's why it's funny. It's completely erroneous."
Padilla said that during their time together on the Rangers in 2006 and 2007, Teixeira once threatened to hit him with a bat. The Red Sox reliever also added that the slugger encountered problems with Frank Francisco, the Rangers' closer at the time.
But in a news conference before Sunday's game, Yankees skipper Joe Girardi downplayed the vitriol between the pair and defended Teixeira's integrity in the New York clubhouse.
"Tex gets along with all of his teammates," Girardi said. "Tex's a good teammate. Everyone's going to have their opinion, but Tex's a good guy and that's the bottom line. And he's a tough guy. And I don't mean that in a sense that he likes to bully. I mean that he plays hurt all the time."
As for Padilla's claim that Teixeira should try women's sports? Well, the slugger retorted with a joke of his own.
"I guess women's boxing is pretty tough," Teixeira said. "I don't know if I could handle that."
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The war of words between Mark Teixeira and Vicente Padilla is not slowing down. Padilla recently said Teixeira is always crying and should play women's sports.
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Mark Teixeira had some words for Vicente Padilla, an ex-teammate who he claims throws at hitters and goes "headhunting."
BOSTON –– Mark Teixeira found the retaliation humorous. When informed of Vicente Padilla's comments to NESN.com –– in response to Teixeira's initial jab on Friday –– the Yankees first baseman refuted the notion that he experienced issues Latin players in Texas. "That's crazy," Teixeira said. "But I wouldn't expect anything else really. If...
Boston Red Sox reliever Vicente Padilla tossed a verbal salvo in his feud with Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira by suggesting Teixeira should play a "women's sport," ESPNNewYork.com reported. Padilla also said Teixeira has trouble with Latin players, but Teixeria called the comment "completely erroneous.""That's just comedy," Teixeira said...
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Yankees slugger Mark Teixeira called Red Sox pitcher Vicente Padilla's accusation that he's prejudiced against Latinos "hilarious."
BOSTON -- At times, a couple of Boston's pitchers have had the Yankees' numbers. If it wasn't Josh Beckett going 4-0 against the Yankees with a 1.85 ERA in 2011, it was Vicente Padilla irritating Mark Teixeira by buzzing batters off the plate when they played for the Rangers. But on Friday night, both Teixeira and the Yankees had the last laugh. Teixeira plated the go...
10) Padilla believes Teixeira should make 70% of what he currently makes9) Given that Teix kind of owns him, Padilla must fantasize about being dominated by women, along with the men8) Padilla owns Teix in his fantasy league, and wants to give him fuel for a better second half7) It's great that this has flared up, because those Yankee - Red Sox games really deserve more media...
The war of words continue between New York Yankees’ Mark Teixeira and Boston’s reliever Vicente Padilla. This has take the Yankees/Red Sox rivalry into uncharted territory and to a whole new level. ESPNdesportes reported Padilla has alleged that Teixeira’s problem isn’t with him, but Latin players in general. Reading in between the lines Padilla is basically accusing Teixeira [...]
BOSTON –– For years, Mark Teixeira complained about Vicente Padilla. Back in Texas, Padilla –– then a teammate of Teixeira's with the Rangers ––developed a reputation for beaning opposing batters. In retaliation, rival teammates would throw at the first baseman. Teixeira reportedly asked Padilla to ease off the aggressive pitching. Since Padilla didn't show much...
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