Tex won't stop diving

April, 29, 2011
4/29/11
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Mark Teixeira, who returns to the lineup tonight after missing a game because he jammed his right shoulder diving for a ball Tuesday night against the White Sox, said the injury won't stop him from diving for another one tonight if necessary.

"Hey, I’m gonna dive,'' he said. "That's theway I play. I throw my body around a lot. I weigh 225 pounds. Sometimes when you land on hard dirt, or land on bases, or run into walls, whatever it may be, sometimes you get bruised up. But I’m not gonna change the way I play.''
Wallace Matthews has covered New York sports since 1983 as a reporter, columnist, radio host and TV commentator. He covers the Yankees for ESPNNewYork.com after working for Newsday, the New York Post, the New York Sun and ESPN New York 98.7 FM.
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