I should hate everything about this story by Dan Barbarisi on Mark Teixeira’s early offseason workout plan, but I don’t:
“Now, a week since the Yankees’ season ended, Teixeira is back at work. Normally he would take close to a month off and shut his body down to recover from the season. But at age 34, he no longer has that luxury; coming off the worst season of his career, he has to make things right again.
‘I’m doing light workouts right now, and when I start hitting the weights heavy here in a couple weeks, I’ll be prepared,’ he said. ‘I’m not shutting it down for a month like I usually do.’”
I want to say this is stupid. And somewhat surprising. I didn’t know Teix usually took a month off at the end of the season every year. If he’s been taking a month off and then getting hurt the way he has the last few years, I should shudder at the thought of him working out already. …