Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Quick Hit: Ceremony Gift Ideas for Mark Teixeira


The New York Yankees announced that they would honor Mark Teixeira and his tenure as a Yankees player in a pre-game ceremony on the final day of the regular season. On October 2nd the New York Yankees play host to the Baltimore Orioles inside Yankee Stadium so it just seems fitting, Teixeira being a Baltimore-boy and all, that the team would honor him on this day. Here are a few gift ideas for the ceremony since I know the Yankees are reading.

- How about a plaque with his jersey from every team he has played for? The Texas Rangers drafted him, the Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim acquired him and the Yankees led him to the World Series and the Promised Land.

- How about another plaque with the #5? Teixeira won five Gold Glove Awards, was drafted fifth overall by the Texas Rangers and was the fifth switch-hitter in MLB history to reach the 400 home run plateau. Seems fitting to me with an explanation to go along with it.

- How about a lifetime supply of Five-Hour energy shots? I mean he is typically a slow starter every single season so he obviously needs a pick-me-up to get going. I’m not sure how those would fit in with his new-found gluten-free lifestyle but the gesture is there regardless.

- How about a Marco Rubio 2016 bumper sticker for his car? Oh wait, he probably already has a few of those lying around. How about a contract to run his “Foul Territory” television program on the YES Network in the offseason instead then?

In all seriousness though Mark we only kid around and jab at you because we respect you. We’ve had our ups and downs and I’ve called you a man made of glass a little too many times, far more than I should, but at the end of the day it’s all water under the bridge. Enjoy retirement and enjoy the next chapter in your life and your career.



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