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Vicente Padilla: Mark Teixeira should play ‘a women’s sport’

Jul 8, 2012, 2:13 PM EDT

Vicente Padilla AP

Vicente Padilla fired back at Mark Teixeira after Saturday’s Yankees-Red Sox doublelehader, saying his former Rangers teammate is “scared to face me” and claiming “he’d be better off playing a women’s sport.”

Teixeira said Friday that Padilla “doesn’t have too many friends in the game” and suggested that he be suspended for his head-hunting.

Padilla responded in a Spanish-language interview on NESN:

“The problem is he talks about all the wrong things that others have done, but the things he’s done — against the Latinos [on the Rangers] — he doesn’t open his mouth about,” Padilla said. “He once threatened me and said he was going to hit me with a bat, and that’s when we were playing on the same team.

“And then, he also had problems with Frank Francisco, our closer back then. But he doesn’t talk about that, does he? Then, of course, he goes on and makes those comments about me.”

It sounds like Padilla has some legitimate beefs with Teixeira, but he’s not going into detail here. Plus, whatever the beef, his closing comments won’t go over well.

“In this sport, as competitive ball players, we get pretty fired up,” Padilla said. “So I think, maybe, [Teixeira] picked the wrong profession. I think he’d be better off playing a women’s sport.”

Just a guess here, but Padilla probably doesn’t watch a lot of women’s sports.

  1. posthater - Jul 8, 2012 at 9:39 PM

    Is this where people with no friends come to talk about sports?

  2. walterwhite1976 - Jul 9, 2012 at 1:26 AM

    To be honest, I hope Padilla gets to face that mouthy first baseman again. And DRILLS him. That’s what this rivalry needs. Some bad blood.

    • sparky1002 - Jul 10, 2012 at 9:08 AM

      Very well…just as long as they both are able to use the “weapons” the game allows them….a 5 foot tall pitcher with a baseball against a 6 foot tall hitter with a bat…Get em Tex!

  3. nygfan10 - Jul 9, 2012 at 3:11 AM

    Padilla isn’t good enough to talk smack like that, maybe he should player soft ball with Jennie Finch cause if he did bean Texiera he’d get his ass beat

    • skids003 - Jul 9, 2012 at 3:04 PM

      I imagine Jennie could whip his butt too. Probably throws harder also.

  4. juliepie628 - Jul 9, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    Quite often people who cast aspersions about others’ masculinity have issues about their own…

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