Rangers 11, Athletics 9Ah, brawls. Really, they're the only thing more exciting than a stolen base or a squeeze play.It all started when Oakland's Nick Swisher was nailed by a Bill White pitch in the seventh inning on Saturday. As the umpires issued a warning to both benches, Swisher glared toward the mound. Swisher, who hit a bomb in each of the first three games of the series against the Texas Rangers, was hit again on Sunday in the first inning by Vicente Padilla, and this time he'd had...Read Full Story
Mark Teixeira and Vicente Padilla helped fuel the fire in the already intense Yankees-Red Sox rivalry.
“We don’t need no women playing baseball.” Oh, Vicente Padilla, just when I thought you’d reached the limits of your assbaggery, you go and outdo yourself with a statement like that.
Mark Teixeira and Padilla got into a war of words during the series at Fenway this past weekend because Teixeira expressed his deep dislike for the Red Sox reliever and his headhunting ways. During the two...Read Full Story
Mark Teixeira and Vicente Padilla have had something going on for years now. It started in 2005 when Teixeira homered off Padilla and he retailiated by throwing at him. Then they became teammates and pitchers regularly threw at Teixeira in retaliation for Padilla hitting their guys.
They’ve gone back and forth since then, but this season it has really escalated starting with Padilla telling a Spanish speaking paper that Teixeira should “go play a women’s sport.” Padilla also accused Teixeira...Read Full Story
General History - The Texas Rangers started playing baseball in 1972 after the Senators left Washington and relocated to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. They are the second team to be previously known as the Senators, since Washington moved to Minnesota in the 60's. If you add the 10 years the team played in Washington, the Rangers are the oldest franchise to never make it to the World Series. Moreover, they have never even won a playoff series. In fact they've only won a single playoff game in...Read Full Story
(AP Photo/Kathy Willens) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E TEX 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 0 NYY 0 2 0 7 0 3 0 0 X 12 13 1Winning pitcher - A.J. Burnett (4-2) Losing pitcher - Vicente Padilla (3-3)The Yankees started their homestand in fine fashion tonight with a 12-3 drubbing of the American League West leading Texas Rangers. With the win the Yankees are now 31-21, a season-high ten games over .500, and have the best record in the American...Read Full Story