Mark Teixeira is . . . really funny. Who knew?

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If you had told me that Mark Teixeira would do a fake talk show skit a la Zach Galifianakis and that it would actually be funny I would have said you were lying because, well, he’s Mark Teixeira and I don’t think I’ve ever seen him even smile before.

But he did one on YES Network, it’s called “Foul Territory,” his interview subject is YES’s Jack Curry and it made me laugh out loud. Especially when he says “I don’t really like green tea? Because I’m a man.”

Check it out:

(via Deadspin)

 

 

Carlos Gomez doesn’t see any need to apologize for walk-off homer celebration

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On Sunday, Rays outfielder Carlos Gomez hit a walk-off home run against the Twins. He was very fired up about his accomplishment and celebrated:

The Twins have already gotten upset with a player for bunting while Jose Berrios worked on a one-hit shutout. No one on the Twins said anything about Gomez’s antics, but even if they had, Gomez wouldn’t have felt any need to apologize, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Gomez said, “It’s something I know a lot of people are talking good about this, that baseball needs more of that. And some people say it’s not good. If enjoying and having fun in baseball is bad, I’m guilty.”

He added, “I was not trying to disrespect anybody. I was not looking to the other side, not looking at the ball. I was looking at my guys.”

Gomez also said that baseball is “getting a little boring.” His advice? “Enjoy it. Have fun. It’s competition.”

Can’t argue with that.