“I rooted for Don Mattingly, though, whenever he came here,”Teixeira said. “He was my
favorite player growing up. When the Yankees came to town, that’s who I rooted for. I loved him. He was my guy. I wore No. 23 every chance I got. So the only time I was allowed to wear Yankees stuff was when Mattingly was coming to town and playing the O’s.”
So every other day, you were in Orioles’ gear?
“Oh yeah. My favorite team was always the Orioles. I’ve always said that,” he said. “But when the Yankees were in town, I’d wear a Mattingly T-shirt and a Yankees hat and root for him.”
You say it best when you say nothing at all, so says the smile on your face.