Found September 08, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
New_york_yankees_dffb
This is why the Orioles just aren't going to go away.  With one out and one-run lead in the ninth inning, Baltimore's vaunted bullpen looked perfectly ready to blow the save against the Yankees.  Mark Teixeira hit a groundball to short, which J.J. Hardy fielded and threw to second to put out Nick Swisher only to have the relay to first base arrive too late, thus allowing the tying run to score from third... or at least that is how it looked to everyone but umpire Jerry Meals. This is what the viewers saw on their TV at home (courtesy of JImmy Traina): That sure looks like Mark Teixeira is safe by a pretty good margin.  Meals, however, thought otherwise and declared him out thus preventing the tying run from scoring and ending the game as a 5-4 victory for Baltimore.  Now, maybe Meals was just punishing Teixeira for stupidly sliding into first base, which we all know actually slows you down (I guess Teixeira was not a physics major at Georgia Tech), or maybe M...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Mark Teixeira To Miss 10-14 Days

Source: Rob Carr/Getty Images The New York Yankees announced today that Mark Teixeira will be unable to play for 10-14 days. “Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira was seen today by team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He underwent an MRI which showed an irritation of his Grade 1 left calf strain. Teixeira will be evaluated on a weekly basis moving forward...

Teixeira Headed for MRI on Monday

From Bryan Hoch:Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is scheduled to have a MRI on his ailing left calf Monday in New York and probably won’t be available to play in this week’s series against the Red Sox, manager Joe Girardi said. Teixeira reaggravated his calf strain on the ninth-inning dive into first base on Saturday against the Orioles. The Yankees are hopeful that Teixeira...

Blown Call Loses More Than Game For Yankees And Teixeira Comments

Not only does the blown call from Jerry Meals lose the Yankees the game, but it also loses Mark Teixeira for Sunday’s game vs. the Orioles. Teixeira missed sometime due to a calf injury, and was finally reinserted into the lineup tonight. Teixeira: calf was tight all night…Last play didn’t help. Doesn’t expect to play tomorrow… Hopes he doesn’t miss multiple days #Yankees...

Yankees' Teixeira out at least 4 games

New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira will miss at least the next four games with a calf injury, and it's possible he will be out the rest of the season, ESPN.com reported Sunday. Yankees manager Joe Girardi told reporters on Sunday Teixeira will have an MRI on Monday, but he is worried that Teixeira may not play again this season. "There is part of me that wonders...

Mark Teixeira Most Likely Done for Season After Sliding Into First Base, Aggravating Leg Injury

BALTIMORE -- New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira could be lost for the season after aggravating a leg injury in an ill-fated sprint to first base. Teixeira returned Saturday night from a 10-day absence with a strained left calf, then hurt himself on the final play of New York's 5-4 loss to Baltimore. Yankees manager Joe Girardi summed up Teixiera's status Sunday...

Mark Teixeira's Horrible Decision to Slide Into First Rewarded by Bad Karma From Baseball Gods (Video)

Mark Teixeira is 6-foot-3 and weighs 220 pounds. He's coming off of a calf injury. But still, with the game on the line and him needing to get to first base safely, Teixeira's choosing to slide into the bag Saturday night rather than run still ranks pretty high on the what-were-you-thinking meter. Teixeira had just hit a weak grounder that spelled doom for the Yankees, who...

Physics to Mark Teixeira: Don’t Dive

Most people will remember the bad out call of Mark Teixeira by Jerry Meals from Saturday’s game against the Orioles. While Teixeira was obviously safe on replay, but perhaps the entire thing could have been avoided if Teixeira had simply run through the bag instead. There have been a multitude of scientific studies on the merits of running through the bag or diving, including...

Maybe Mark Teixeira was safe...

This image is from the New York Daily News website. Maybe the baseball gods were on the Orioles' side for a change. Comments?

Mark Teixeira’s Calf Still an Issue

New York Yankees All-Star first baseman, Mark Teixeira, re-injured his left calf on Saturday night in Baltimore. Teixeira’s calf has become a major issue for the Yankees, who now expect him to be out for a least four more days this week. Teixeira is scheduled to undergo an MRI today [Monday], so doctors can see how severe the strain actually is. Teixeira suffered a Grade 1 calf...

(Video) Mark Teixeira Safe at First, Posts' Joel Sherman Not Safe with Joe Girardi

Joe Girardi has been ******** and ******** as his NY Yankees have floundered over the 2nd half of the season. Last night's ending didn't help. Mark Teixeira, clearly safe at 1st, was called out by... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com

Yankees' Mark Teixeira Out For at Least Four Games

Mark Teiexeira, who just returned to the New York Yankees' lineup last night, will miss at least four games, possibly the rest of the season.  According to Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York, the Yankees' first baseman re-injured his ailing left calf after attempting a head-first slide at the end of last night's game and will be out until at least Friday. Four games...

Joel Sherman and Joe Girardi brouhaha: Why I am on Girardi's side

I was as peeved as anybody about the way the Yankee game ended Saturday night -- clearly Mark Teixeira was safe, although the umpire didn't see it that way. However, CC Sabathia also needs to be the CC of old; your ace can't be giving up five runs in a start.Anyhow, I just wanted to weigh in on the hissy fit Joel Sherman had in the post-game presser. He asked Girardi if CC...

A.L. East: Can Yankees And Orioles Hold Off Rays After Injuries To Mark Teixeira And Nick Markakis?

The American League East is the most closely contended division in all of Major League Baseball with just a few weeks remaining in the 2012 regular season. The top two teams, however, have been thrown an extra challenge after suffering injuries to to of their top offensive and defensive players. The New York Yankees have a one game lead in the A.L. East over the Baltimore...

Harper: CC Comes Up Small, Again

From John Harper:The Yankees have had worse nights during this stretch in which their 10-game lead, not to mention their aura of superiority, has disappeared. But this was surely the most ominous night of them all. And not because they got jobbed by first base umpire Jerry Meals. Yes, replays showed that Mark Teixeira was easily safe diving into first base to beat a double-play...

Injury Updates: Tex, Pettitte, Nova

- To make that blown call on the final play of last night's game worse, Mark Teixeira re-injured his left calf and will likely miss Sunday's series finale against the O's. - In better news, Andy Pettitte threw a simulated game on Saturday and apparently everything went smoothly. Here's a little more on Pettitte from Dan Martin: “I felt good, it was a good day...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.