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Mark Teixeira is swinging a bat under water

Apr 17, 2013, 5:05 PM EDT

An update on the Yankees’ first baseman:

 

More like under the Mendoza Line, amirite?

Under water? For once he’s not whiffing in the air!

Eh, insert your own zingers. I didn’t sleep well last night so I’m running out of gas.

  1. baseballisboring - Apr 17, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    Under water…but still OVER paid! BooooooooooM. Louis CK I am available if you need any writing help.

  2. captainwisdom8888 - Apr 17, 2013 at 5:14 PM

    How did the highest paid team in baseball become an afterthought each and every year come October?

    This whole team will be underwater soon enough….drowning in the AL sea.

    • djpostl - Apr 17, 2013 at 5:21 PM

      Sure Skippy. Sure.

    • bigharold - Apr 17, 2013 at 7:49 PM

      “This whole team will be underwater soon enough…”

      You Doom Watcher you.

    • fanofevilempire - Apr 18, 2013 at 7:00 AM

      and they still managed to win 27 championships

      • 18thstreet - Apr 18, 2013 at 9:30 AM

        Yes, the legacy of Lou Gehrig has everything to do with the 2013 model.

        Hey, I get it. I was a big Celtics fan growing up. (When I left for college, I think I left the NBA behind and kept the Red Sox with me.) I used to cling to the past, too. But let me quote the great philosopher, William Russell: “Experience don’t mean s***.”

      • stlouis1baseball - Apr 18, 2013 at 2:38 PM

        Let me fix this…
        “and they still managed to purchase 27 championships.”

  3. Glenn - Apr 17, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    He looks like he is swinging under water every spring!

    • djpostl - Apr 17, 2013 at 5:22 PM

      The upside is that his “shake the rust off” spurt will be right around the last week in September.

  4. dfrank13 - Apr 17, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    Under water and over the hill…

  5. proudlycanadian - Apr 17, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    Look at the upside. He should be able to hit well against “submarine” style pitchers.

  6. historiophiliac - Apr 17, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    Hey! This is a family pool. >:(

  7. proudlycanadian - Apr 17, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    I wonder how many times Jeter has tried swinging his bat underwater?

    • dirtyharry1971 - Apr 17, 2013 at 9:58 PM

      At least his team isn’t 6-9

  8. Brian Donohue - Apr 17, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    Makes the transition less difficult for fans and media — when Tex returns he can be called Lyle Underbay.

    • number42is1 - Apr 17, 2013 at 6:07 PM

      We have a winner

  9. fukpittsburgh - Apr 17, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    I’m sure Teixeira will come back this season and do just fine hitting pop flies over that 220 ft. right field fence at Yankee stadium.

  10. turdfurgerson68 - Apr 17, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    Perfect. His swing is like his batting avg…underwater.

    Big Tex…more like sh*t Tex.

    Thank you Yankess for swooping in at the last moment and taking Tex right before he signed with Boston!

  11. romoscollarbone - Apr 17, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    How is swing underwater better for rehab than normal. Don’t you want to test the wrist without resistance?

    • 18thstreet - Apr 18, 2013 at 9:31 AM

      A man has got to be pretty damn strong to swing a bat underwater. I mean, I want to laugh at this, but … yikes.

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