Blog Entry

Benches clear in New York

Posted on: June 10, 2011 8:26 pm
Edited on: June 10, 2011 9:04 pm
Mark Teixeira

By C. Trent Rosecrans

While there was plenty of talk about batters being plunked during the recently completed Yankees-Red Sox series, there wasn't much done about it besides talking to reporters.

Well, with the Red Sox safely out of town, the Yankees got bent out of shape when Fausto Carmona hit Mark Teixeira in the second inning and the benches cleared. Sure, it wasn't much more than a basic baseball millabout, but it could be worth watching in the next couple of days.

On the first pitch after Curtis Granderson launched a homer to make it 4-0 Yankees, Carmona hit Teixeira between the shoulder blades. Teixeira got up yelling at Carmona, and manager Joe Girardi joined him.

Girardi and Indians manager Manny Acta also had a prolonged discussion about the day's events.

Carmona has now hit seven batters this season, and Teixeira has been hit seven times this season, including Tuesday against the Red Sox when he had to leave the game.

Carmona struck out Teixeira in the fourth in their next meeting.

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Since: Jul 9, 2008
Posted on: June 11, 2011 9:39 am

Benches clear in New York

Tex won me many free tacos by hitting home runs at Rangers Ballpark, so take it easy on the guy.  While he does have a whiny expression on his face at all times, he won me many free tacos, so it's hard to not have his back.  Stay classy Mark.

Since: Jun 11, 2011
Posted on: June 11, 2011 9:33 am

Benches clear in New York

You sir are a moron for your previous statement about David Wright. The guy was playing 3 weeks with a fracture in his back so saying that David Wright would miss the season was probably one of the most idiotic things ever written. You should take your own advice you ignoramus and never comment anything again. Go fist yourself.

Since: May 1, 2009
Posted on: June 11, 2011 9:32 am


The past few games highlight another of the many mistakes made by Joe Torre his final few years as manager........many of which were because he did NOTHING other than sit on the bench with a dumbfounded look on his face (like when he left JOba to wilt on the mound during the bug invasion in Cleveland instead of pulling his team off the field and/or stalling etc.). Yes, Torre had a good run and I was a fan for awhile.......buthe should have been gone several years earlier, and not long after he mismanaged the 3 - 0 series lead vs the Red Sucks.......the latest example: 160 NYY-Bost game sand Ortiz had NEVER been hit by a pitch!!!! Thanks Joe.....FOR LETING FATSO JUST DIG IN AND TEE OFF ALL THESE YEARS WHILE GUYS LIKE jETER GOT PLUNCKED ON A REGULAR BASIS. !!!!! What a joke.

Since: Jun 11, 2011
Posted on: June 11, 2011 9:15 am

Benches clear in New York

Hey TigerJames, when I say he is embarassing has nothing to do with me saying he mispelled something.  It is my feeling about his comment that Tex is whiny or whiney and obviously knows nothing about baseball.  And my comment is to "all the morons" who are saying that he should grow a pair or stop complaining.  Until someone here who makes comments have been hit by a 90+ fastball and says he needs to grow a pair, like i said before, "EMBARASSING!"  Guess what?  When someone hits a 400 ft bomb to the upperdeck and the next pitch is a fastball to the next batter's back..its a purpose pitch.  

Since: Jul 21, 2007
Posted on: June 11, 2011 8:53 am

spell check??

Uh, Mr. Scholarly putdown artist. Whiny or Whiney are both acceptable ...
Oddly enough, your comments about the other dude embarassing himself, well, how much better off are you?

Since: Dec 15, 2010
Posted on: June 11, 2011 8:40 am

Benches clear in New York

and Bush, the 32 batters the dead sux hit this year  were all accidents, wild pitches, too?

Since: Dec 15, 2010
Posted on: June 11, 2011 8:38 am

Benches clear in New York

Hey bush, you bush league. You grow up. That wa a purpose pitch

Since: Jun 11, 2011
Posted on: June 11, 2011 8:20 am

Benches clear in New York

You are such a moron.  I love idiots like yourself(who is a met fan to boot) ..embarassing.  I wonder if you have ever been hit by a 90+ fastball?  Doubt it.  And I am sure you have never been hit by 2 90+ pitches in 3 days, where one took you out of the game.  The "whiny"(learn how to spell correctly please) Tex got plunked in the knee, left the game, and came back the next day.  If that was the Mets or David Wright, they would miss the season.  Stop embarassing yourself with your comments about the Yankees.  In fact, you should probably never comment on the Yankees again.  

Since: Aug 23, 2007
Posted on: June 11, 2011 8:04 am

Benches clear in New York

You're right the Red(expletive deleted)Sox just SUCKED for 86 years!

Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: June 11, 2011 6:58 am

Benches clear in New York

Of course the YANKS are pissed about being swept by the Red Suxs, but Carmona did hit Teixeria on purpose. Sinker that got away my ass, A sinker that got away would have bounced this one was square in the middle of the back, but more importantly the YANKS actually got excited and pissed off at something, something that should have happened in the Red Suxs series.

I am hoping that this incident jump starts the YANKS and gets us back to where we were before the Red Suxs sweep, and helps us to salvage something off of this homestand.  The bigger issue here should be about the bullpen that actually gave Clevland some hope for a victory inspite of the YANKS scoring 11 runs.  Hopefully the YANKS pitching staff will decide to support the position players by plunking the Indians #3 hitter on the knee or maybe Text him square in the back and hopefully when the Red Suxs next meet the YANKS WE CAN ENACT SOME REVENGE for Teixeria and plunk D. Ortiz on the hand see how the Suxs deal with some adversity.   

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