Originally written on IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught  |  Last updated 11/18/14

PHILADELPHIA - NOVEMBER 02: Mark Teixeira #25 of the New York Yankees strikes out against pitcher Ryan Madson #46 of the Philadelphia Phillies to end Game Five of the 2009 MLB World Series at Citizens Bank Park on November 2, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies defeated the Yankees 8-6. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
Yesterday - during a drunken, sixties peyote flashback - I had this thought: “The Yankees could win 85 games if Mark Teixeira has a great year, and he’ll make up for Killer Kissinger bombing Cambodia.” Well, up yours, Henry! And so much for that notion. You probably know by now that Tex the Hex is out with a wrist injury – a disturbingly still-unidentified wrist injury, one where something went “pop” - and wrist injuries are to hitters as silver dollar zits are to toothpaste supermodels. It’s easy to imagine this injury haunting Tex all year the way Kristie Alley haunts “Cheers” reunion specials, continuing his three-year death march to Giambi Land. The YES Network better start lining up game shows and Yankeeeographies for August, because there won’t be much reason to watch this team (aside from its gallant quest to reach the $189 million payroll.)But enough real world carping. Let’s talk fantasy opening day lineups – without Tex and the Grand Canyon.SS Derek Jeter RF Ichiro Suzuki 2B
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