Teixeira may miss part of Texas series

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Mark Teixeira supplied the Yanks with their lone run in this afternoon’s affair against Boston, but he’s not set to travel with the team to Texas this evening. Instead, as Marc Carig reports, Teixeira stayed in New York to be with his wife Leigh as she prepares to give birth to the couple’s third child. Mrs. Teixeira’s due date is tomorrow, and so Mark could conceivably be back with the Yankees before too long. He doesn’t, however, know how much time he’ll miss. “This is not an exact science,” he said.

With two lefties on the mound during the Texas series, the Yankees will mix and match with Marcus Thames and Austin Kearns. Lance Berkman will probably play first until Teixeira returns. And just for fun: Game 6 of the 2009 World Series was on November 5, 2009, five days and nine months before Leigh’s due date.

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  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Jesus & Maquinito FTW

    The, uh, timing of Sabathia and Teixeira is fun.

    Count back nine months, I dare you (h/t to Kiersten)

    • Kiersten

      Two h/ts in one day!

      I win.

  • pat

    Chicka bow wowwwwwww

  • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

    It would be pretty strange if he names his son George.

  • Andrew

    Wow that is some unreal timing, World Series babies. Since Kate Hudson didn’t get pregnant I guess A-Rod choked at least once in the playoffs after all. /I’llbehereallweektipyourwaitress

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      IETCVM.

    • http://Twitter.com/marcos_aguirre Marcos

      Awesome, just awesome! Hahahaha

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Hope he didn’t lose his WS ring in there

    /dirtymind’d

  • Apollo22237

    All I know is, they better not have screwed up the due date. The last thing we need is for her to be late and miss Teix for a week.

    • poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag

      Priorities: We’ve got ‘em.

      • Apollo22237

        Haha, well they are paying him a lot of money.
        I’m just looking out for the team.

    • Apollo22237

      Imagine if he was leaving during a Rays or Red Sox series. Some people unfortunatley might actually be mad.

      • Kiersten

        Oh wah wah, you’re having a baby. No one cares. We have a division to win.

        • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

          Yeah, seriously. Why didn’t they wait until late February to try to have a kid? Giving birth in late November would be so much more convenient.

          • mike c

            because getting your wife pregnant immediately after winning the world series is the best feeling a man can possibly have

  • TERPSandYANKSfan

    Jesus walk off

    what a stud

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      that mudafucka carried the team today!

    • pounder

      Justin Smoak……2HR 8RBI for Seattle.Think Mr. Z is rueing his decision to ‘stick it’ to the Yanks?

      • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

        5 RBI :)

        And he’s hitting .159/.169/.270.

  • mike c

    november is 9 months ago.
    name it TWENTY SEVEN baby!!!

  • Nickel

    My first when I read the headline was, “Oh crap, did he freakin’ hurt himself somehow?!” Then when I read further I thought, “Okay…that’s a valid excuse, I suppose.” :-P

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Name him Carter.

    /CCandMe’d

  • Peter Krieger

    would tex be allowed to go on the bereavement list for a series if the pregnancy is delayed? this would give them a roster spot for a few games right? berkman at first and perhaps after a 3 hit, walk-off home run night, would cashman have the guts to call up montero to DH for a series (that will start to LHP against us…)?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      would cashman have the guts to call up montero to DH for a series

      No. Nor should he.

      Please, people, think about the 25-man and 40-man roster rules before calling for a player transaction.

      • sangreal

        Not to mention rules related to service time in the majors

  • jsbrendog

    And just for fun: Game 6 of the 2009 World Series was on November 5, 2009, five days and nine months before Leigh’s due date.

    haha. nice.

  • thurdonpaul

    why dont they just fly her to texas…ggrrrr !!!

    (im kidding)

  • Kiersten

    nd just for fun: Game 6 of the 2009 World Series was on November 5, 2009, five days and nine months before Leigh’s due date.

    It was on Nov. 4th.

    /nitpick’d
    /i only remember cause it’s my best friend’s birthday’d

    • http://www.wiredtowns.com Short Porch aka Master of the Obvious

      No, it was November 5th. I fractured my ankle that night in NYC end of the evening, too drunk and exhausted to go any further.