The Yankees non-hitting (0-14 in ALCS) first baseman/ $180 million man, Mark Teixeira, is out for the rest of the playoffs after pulling a hamstring last night, in the Yanks 10-3 loss to the Rangers. Teixeira later said that the Grade-2, or moderate, strain was a sign from his body saying "That's it. That's enough."
That's like the time Ronnie Lott lost part of his finger during a game at the end of the 1985 season. Apparently pulling a hammy is far more detrimental to one's participation in athletics than losing an appendige as Lott left the finger on the field and had the nub taped up so he could finish the game. Mark Teixeira is starting to make Albert Haynesworth look like Cal Ripken, Jr.