Will Mark Teixeira Be Taking Off The Pinstripes?

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Scared you, didn’t I. Sorry, but in my continuing effort to explore the nature of Tex’s two-month-plus hitting slump, I delved into the world of astrology to check out his horoscope for June. Turns out he was born on April 11th, which makes him an Aries.
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According to Susan Miller of Astrology Zone, Tex is in for quite an interesting month – and, possibly, so are Yankee fans. Here’s what she has to say about Aries…
“You are now in the process of a huge life change. Most of the emphasis in the coming weeks will be your evolving career status and, by early July, your home.”
See? This is where I started to get nervous. Is Tex leaving New York or just buying a new house in the Tri-State area?
“Expect a tough eclipse on June 26th. It appears that your future will entail working in a very new arena.”
Uh-oh. A new arena, as in stadium? So maybe he is getting traded? Who’s got the money to pick up his salary? Nah, can’t be.
“The eclipse will highlight your career, so something is about to happen with a VIP or your standing in the company or industry – a shift you are not expecting.”
Yikes. Is Cashman getting fired? Girardi? Kevin Long? 
“You may be promoted, downsized or moved to a new department. You won’t see this coming. You may even need to move to a new house by July.”
Moved to a new department? Like his slump will get so bad they’ll make him the traveling secretary? I don’t know what to make of all this, except for this final piece of Tex’s June horoscope…
“Sometimes an eclipse will affect health, so you may have to take steps to protect your bones and teeth.”
Okay. Teeth I can live with. Maybe Tex just needs to get braces like Girardi. Whew.
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Oh, please, please, please, don’t let Tex leave! He may be in a hitting slump (ok, not may, he is!) but his fielding doesn’t seem affected at all! We NEED him at first. Think Giambi!
Jane, you need to talk to him in the cafeteria, and we need to get a blog chant a la Javy to get him going. Voodoo dolls maybe next!
I will start the chant: Go Tex, Go Tex, Go Tex!!!
Kathleen

I have a feeling he’s gonna get sent to the minors to work out his anti-hitting ability…. that or he’s just gonna go play golf for awhile cause he’s gonna do somin stupid like hit a ball off his foot and get put on the DL….

-peter
Phillies Outside

He won’t go anywhere, Kathleen. And we do need him at first. We haven’t had a genius defender like him in years and his offense will come around. I do wonder why it’s taking so long though. I tried to have a video chat with him for last night’s blog, but xtranormal.com swallowed the video before I could publish it! So frustrating. Let’s chant instead.

Nah, he won’t go to the minors, Peter. Girardi won’t even consider dropping him from the #3 spot in the lineup. I really hope he doesn’t land on the DL. He fouled a ball off his foot the other day but he didn’t miss any time.

If he does get traded, think it’ll be the worst signing of all time. 1 1/2 years in an eight year deal….lol. That was so funny Jane. It makes up for the erased video😄. But there is a reason he was on four teams in the last three years I think. I guess he’s going through the Big signing, big contract, on the big stage Sophomore year blues. Happened with Cano. I think arthur is right with the chant. But one thing’s for sure, nothing is wrong with Teix’s teeth😛 OR, I think Teix should get thrown out of a game by yelling at the umpire. Every time Girardi does it, good things follow. He should give it a try😀

Jane,
One of these days I would not be surprised to hear of team astrologers or even numerologist doing upcoming series predictions or checking bio-rhythm patterns of opposing hitters and pitchers.
The way technology has peaked in the last 10 years, maybe hitting the plateaus and by-ways of the metaphysical or mystic realms might be the way of the future…
Then someone could predict Derek Jeters wedding date with clarity….maybe.

Rays Renegade

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Hopefully he will figure out what is causing his lack of offense. He has been doing well at defense. They say a large part is mental.
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This stuff is interesting, and always fun to see how it plays out. I wouldn’t put too much stock in it, though.
–Mike
‘Minoring In Baseball’
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I should know better. I don’t read horoscopes because they creep me out. Also usually so general that you can interpret any way you want. This one is reeeeeally spooky. Tex isn’t going anywhere. Tex will start hitting again! He may be moved to a different spot in the lineup for a bit, but he’s not moving to another team. And by June 26 (when we’re in LA playing the Dodgers) he will probably realize that he’s not going to the all-star game and will have to spend the break doing yard work around the house (how’s that for a new arena?).

I will use my psychic abilities to reinterpret this horoscope:

“You are now in the process of a huge life change. Most of the emphasis in the coming weeks will be your evolving career status and, by early July, your home.”

Hmmm, evolving career status. He will start hitting everything in sight and lead the majors in hitting and home runs. It says “your home.” Maybe they meant “you’re home!” as in many runs scored.

“Expect a tough eclipse on June 26th. It appears that your future will entail working in a very new arena.”

On June 26th the Yankees are playing at Dodger Stadium, which is undergoing some upgrades, so parts of it will be different. And when was the last time he was there. . .?

“The eclipse will highlight your career, so something is about to happen with a VIP or your standing in the company or industry – a shift you are not expecting.”

Ah, yes, “Your standing in the company.” He’s batting 16th right now, so when he goes on his tear, he’ll move up to 1st.

“You may be promoted, downsized or moved to a new department. You won’t see this coming. You may even need to move to a new house by July.”

“you may be promoted” yeah, because he is going to move up to the top of the table.

“you won’t see this coming” because no one expects to hit over .500 for a few weeks.

“move to a new house by July” they will be going out to Seattle and Oakland.

“Sometimes an eclipse will affect health, so you may have to take steps to protect your bones and teeth.”

A new shin, arm or mouth guard??

I feel better now, thanks Jane.

Melissa

Hey Jane & Fellow Bloggers …

I’m hoping Tex comes out of this prolonged “slump” and starts hitting like the Tex we all know and love. Thankfully he hasn’t let it affect his fielding like so many other players do (ex: David Wright). Once he does just imagine how this lineup will really take off. Jeter, Swisher, Tex, Alex, Cano, Posada …all hitting to their potential ..how scary would that be for all the other teams?? Just like CC ..waiting for him to heat up with the weather too. With all the moaning and groaning going on in Yankeeland people tend to forget we have the SECOND best record in baseball only two games out of first. (I realize teams are creeping up but no reason we won’t do our own creeping and pull away from the pack at some point).

As for June 26th …NOTHING can go wrong on that day because it’s DJ’s Bday… :o)

Keep the faith Yankee fans …

Go Yankees 2010 !!!!

Hm, getting tossed by an ump, seindsfeld. Interesting idea. He seems so in control that maybe he needs to lose it for once. There was an article about him in today’s NYT about how much harder it is for a switch-hitter to avoid slumps, because they correct one side only to find the other side is messed up. I’m sure he’s thinking, Why did I have to be a switch-hitter at times like this!

Anything’s possible, Renegade. If we think expanded replay is an advanced idea for baseball, imagine what would happen if they delved into the New Age world. lol. I can see Bud Selig now, adding an astrologer to his team of advisors.

If Tex’s problem is mental, Cat, then he needs a day off at the very least.

I doubt that Tex is a fan of astrology, Mike, so have no fear that he’ll take his forecast for June too seriously. I, on the other hand, am entertained by it.

Yard work, ladyjane. HAHAHA! You nailed it. And you’re so right about your interpretation. Of course it could mean he’s MOVING within the lineup. It’s not a new house or stadium. He’s going to the #5 or 6 spot!

Now that’s what I call an interpretation, Melissa. Well done! As I was reading your comment, it dawned on me that I’ll be there at Dodger Stadium for his June 26th eclipse and will be able to watch this cataclysmic event in person. LOL. I only hope it doesn’t affect my drive up and back on the freeway, which can be cataclysmic all by itself. And yeah, the new mouth guard could be the answer to that little problem.

Speaking of the 26th at Dodger Stadium, are we going to have a She-Fan fan gathering? Great opportunity to all meet face-to-face.
Melissa – I loved your interpretation!
Jane

Nothing will go wrong on June 26th, Peggy, because you and I and so many Yankee fans will be there at Dodger Stadium for the game and DJ’s birthday! So true. And yes, the Yanks are doing well in spite of Tex’s slump. But I don’t think a day or two off is a bad idea – or moving him out of the 3-spot if the slump continues.

Melissa …loved it !!! I’m sticking with your interpretation.

Right Jane …we will be there to witness it. Of course I’m hoping “it” means a WIN with homers by everyone on the team and a perfect game by whoever is pitching that day…that would REALLY be cataclysmic… don’t ya think?

Go Yankees 2010 !!

Yup, Peggy. Homers by everyone on the team would be cataclysmic. LOL.

Ladyjane, we must have a she-fan meetup on the 26th. No question about it! Can’t wait.

Lol, Jeff. So you think Girardi should just sit Tex down and tell him to look in his bank account for answers? Not sure it would work, but I’m up for it.

Uh-uh, Paul. You mentioned the She-Fan doll. Now I just might be inspired to “interview” her again!

I think it’s a bit simpler than astrological hocus-pocus… see ball, hit ball. Or remind him of how much money he makes😉
–Jeff
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I prefer the She-Fan doll to astrology. And where’s my mallet?
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It all becomes clear to me now. “Expect a tough eclipse on June 26th. It appears that your future will entail working in a very new arena.””

The Yankees are in LA, Jane is at the game. Suddenly an usher appears and asks her to come with him. He takes her to the Yankee clubhouse, where Teixiera awaits. He looks at Jane with those big brown puppy eyes and says . . . “Can I please have a part in your movie?”

Melissa

I love that scenario, Melissa!!!! If only…..

2 for 2, nice play in the dugout, is this the result of some chanting? Or…maybe cause it’s against the O’s…either way, hopefully it’s good things to come😀

Hey Jane …

I think you put a scare into Tex with the Horoscope thingy.
He’s sure doing his thing tonight …HITTING !!! He always does it when it comes to fielding… :o)

Hughes didn’t really have it tonight but he definitely kept them in the game …just like a really good pitcher does.

Strasberg sure made a remarkable entrance into the majors …his first win and 14 K’s in 7 innings. WOW …

A She Fan meetup on the 26th ….I like that idea. Hope it
happens !!!

Go Yankees 2010 !!!!

Must have been the chanting, seindsfeld. How about that homer? No cheapie.

HAHA, Peggy. I think you’re right. He read the horoscope and figured he’d better focus. No, Hughes didn’t have it but he did do what he had to do to get out of trouble and keep us in the game. Excellent. Strasburg. Amazing. He certainly lived up to his billing. Looking forward to our meetup for sure.

That pic brought back horrible memories of sixth and seventh grade. grrrr.
mike
http://thebrooklyntrolleyblogger.mlblogs.com/

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