Ever since he arrived in Gotham City, Batman has dominated. The same can be said of Mark Teixeira. Last season, Teixeira arrived on the Yankee scene and has just captured everyone’s imagination and attention.
It seems there are two sides of Teixeira. There’s the suave, handsome, and debonair man we see conducting interviews and smiling for the camera, but there’s also the aggressive side we see during the games; he gets his game face on, takes the field, and beats down the opposition.
Batman is the same way. First there is Bruce Wayne—the charming, breathtaking, billionaire playboy. When he puts on the costume however, he transforms into Batman—a ruthless, rugged individual ready to bring hardened criminals to justice.
Also like Batman, Teixeira has displayed a quick temper. When the Yankees’ first baseman was beaned by Vicente Padilla back in June of 2009, he did not handle it well. Teixeira became infuriated and mouthed off to Padilla.
Batman would have done the same thing in that situation. The Dark Knight simply does not take abuse. If you try to mess with him, you better watch out. Just ask the Joker, the Penguin, or the Riddler!
Teixeira is a lot like the caped crusader. And putting it into perspective, not only is he the Yankees’ bat-man, but he does it with the leather, too. I guess you can say Teixeira is a “gold glove bat-man.”
He can do it all.