Teixeira Calls Out Vicente Padilla for Being a Dick; Padilla Promptly Responds by Calling Teixeira a Racist
Baseball Time In Arlington- Teixeira, after Friday night’s game where he hit a go-ahead triple off Padilla: “Game-winning hits always feel good,” he said, “but that one definitely felt good. He doesn’t have too many friends in the game,” said Teixeira, who has called out Padilla before for throwing at batters’ heads. “Guy throws at people. Fact of the matter, I’m not saying anything that’s news. In the NFL, he’d probably be suspended by (commissioner) Roger Goodell eight games or a whole season,” Teixeira said. “There’s only one guy in baseball. No one else does this. That’s the thing that is unbelievable to me.” Upon learning of Teixeira’s recent comments, Padilla unloaded on the Yankees’ first baseman in a Spanish-language interview with NESN.com shortly after Saturday’s 9-5 victory over New York. It’s the first time that he’s publicly responded to Teixeira.”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. I just think he’s scared to face me,” Padilla said. “I don’t throw at people to hit them on purpose. I throw inside and I’ve always thrown inside. It’s not my problem if the ball hits someone. I’m worried about throwing strikes and I’m going to keep playing my game.” In 18 career plate appearances against Padilla, Teixeira has been drilled three times… “In this sport, as competitive ball players, we get pretty fired up,” Padilla said. “So I think, maybe, [Teixeira] picked the wrong the profession. I think he’d be better off playing a women’s sport.” So, yeah, you’ve got Padilla who has been involved in a lot of controversial stuff (the alleged DUI wreck in Nicaragua where his friend died, the alcoholism, texting on his phone during games in the dugout tunnel, the headhunting, etc.), and you’ve got Teixeira, who didn’t get along with Ron Washington and, according to Padilla, treated some of the Latino players on the Rangers poorly
So, in an effort to add some credibility to his argument, Vicente Padilla is trying to say that Teixeira is unstable and prejudice because he was mean to both he and Frank Francisco. Let’s look at the facts: Padilla is as obvious a headhunter as there is in the game. He also killed his friend in a DUI, maintained his partnership with alcoholism, and got caught texting during games… probably to some guy about getting more alcohol. And his other character witness, Frank Francisco, is most well known for hurling a chair into the crowd as a former member of the Texas Rangers. Sandusky would have made a better case calling Michael Jackson to the stand. The fact of the matter is this: Padilla is a crazy motherfucker who’s a couple bad seasons away from looking for work behind Home Depot. Getting drilled 3 times in 18 plate appearances 100% justifies Teixeira’s comments. That’s 1 in every 6 at bats. Imagine a player getting thrown at every game and a half… it’s ludicrous. Anything short of Teixeira fucking Padilla’s children is a perfectly acceptable form of retaliation in my book. I hope Padilla gets in the game tonight and faces Tex in a big spot. Captain America is on a roll right now, and I would love to see him end the first half of the season with a game winning middle finger to that greasy scumbag 60 feet away.
P.S.- Accusing someone of being prejudice and then making a sexist comment is just classic. Good job, good effort, Padilla.