Mark Teixeira, who told reporters the other day that he plans to be “buried in pinstripes” does not want to start the season slowly, as he has done for the past two years. According to a piece by Ben Shpigel in the Times:
“To me,” the hitting coach Kevin Long said, “it’s taken him too long in the past to get going.”
…According to Long, Teixeira told him, “I’ve probably taken for granted my hitting is always going to be there.”
“I told K-Long, give me some tough love if you need to,” Teixeira said.
It says here that Teixeira will have a good start this time around. Fearless prediction, I know, but hoop, there it is.
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