With the news that Tex will miss at least a couple of weeks with his re-aggravated calf strain, the Yankees are heading down the stretch without a potent bat as well as the best first baseman to wear pinstripes since Mattingly. All those throws from A-Rod, Jeter and Cano that Tex stretched for, picked out of the dirt, leaped up in the air to catch? Not happening now.
I wish we could hit rewind and un-injure him, Mo, Pettitte and Pineda, among others, but we can’t. We have the team we have. Will it be enough to not only win the division but be competitive in the playoffs? Who knows at this point. The good news is that other teams have their own problems and nobody’s running away with anything.
With that bright little nugget in mind, I thought I’d post this Tex Highlights reel from last season. The music is a little much, and there’s an ad first but it’s worth it. Get well soon, Texy.