Garza Admits Hitting Tex On Purpose

From the Yes Network:

“They can take whatever they want from it from it, but I just kind of got tired of people brushing him back. It’s about time someone made a statement,” Garza said, noting that Longoria was hit by a pitch in the opener of the three-game series on Monday night.

“I hate to be that guy, but someone had to take a stand and say we’re tired of it,” the right-hander added. “You can go after our best guy. Well, we’ll make some noise, too, and that’s what happened.”

Longoria, who was hit by Yankees reliever Jonathan Albaladejo on Monday, did not take issue with Chamberlain.

“That’s just the way the game goes. I don’t know if it was intentional, unintentional or if it was a way to kind of stir up our dugout,” Longoria said. “I don’t have any hatred or negative feelings. It’s just part of the game.”

I have no problem with Garza hitting Teixeira.… Click here to read the rest

Ortiz Yaps About Joba And Beanballs

From the NY Post:

With Chamberlain scheduled to start for the Yankees in the opener of a three-game series against the Red Sox, David Ortiz yesterday said the talented right-hander should avoid using Kevin Youkilis’ head as a bull’s-eye.

“None of that, man — just play the game the way it’s supposed to be, and that’s about it,” Ortiz said, referring to Chamberlain.

“This is a guy, as good as he is, the next step for him will be to earn respect from everybody in the league. He’s not a bad guy, but when things like that happen, people get the wrong idea.”

I think the following quote is appropriate here:

You shouldn’t throw stones if you live in a glass house
And if you got a glass jaw you should watch yo mouth…..
-Patiently Waiting, 50 Cent

Ortiz is running his mouth on an issue in which he has no legs to stand upon. The Red Sox have hit significantly more Yankees than the Yanks have hit BoSox over Ortiz’s time in Boston.… Click here to read the rest