From the Star-Ledger:
The Yankees had six hits in Monday's 5-3 win over Tampa Bay, and four of the hits were home runs, accounting for all the Yankees' runs. Asked what seemed like an innocuous question about hitting so many home runs, Teixeira unexpectedly got defensive.
"I'm tired of hearing about that stuff,'' Teixeira snapped. "We've crushed balls all over the place. We hit more home runs today than they did, didn't we? Someone's got to give us credit eventually.''
Teixeira is right. All day on ESPN, SNY and any other outlet covering the Yankees, they talk about the amount of homers hit at the new Yankee Stadium.
Is it wind tunnels? Is it bad for the game? Does it ruin the Yankees? Does is remove any legitimacy from the team?
All questions asked repeatedly. All pointless.
So what if balls happen to fly into the stands in right field. But does any one ever think that New York has a load of great left-handed batters? That's a question I'd like to hear asked more. They have Teixeira, who leads the AL with 18 homeruns and Johnny Damon. Jorge Posada has 7 of his 8 homers as a lefty. Nick Swisher, Robinson Cano, Hideki Matsui... Let's not forget Derek Jeter, a righty who drives just about every hit into right field.
I can't deny that the stadium has nothing to do with the homerun totals, but give credit when credit is due. The Yankees have a large amount of great lefty batters.
"Hitting home runs is not a bad thing,'' he said.