Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 7/7/12
Mark Teixeira sent a message to the Boston Red Sox by pounding a two-run triple into the triangle section of Fenway Park to give the New York Yankees an 8-7 seventh-inning lead on Friday night— a one-run cushion they would not relinquish on their way to a 10-8 win— but had a stronger message to the noted headhunter Vicente Padilla who gave it up."I had to get in line," said the normally diplomatic Teixeira. "He doesn't have a lot of friends in the game." Padilla is a relief pitcher known for drilling opposing batters and Vice and Tex could now be the Tom and Kate of the American League— only without the Scientology bodyguards. "The guy throws at people," said Teixeira— who has been plunked by his old teammate three times in previous meetings. "Fact of the matter, I'm not saying anything that's news. It is what it is. I've always been someone that wants to play the game the right way. You play hard, but you don't play cheap." Coming from most any other player these words would be
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