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Slump solution: Don't mess with Tex

Struggling first baseman stops listening, starts hitting as Yanks build win streak

Updated: May 27, 2012, 8:16 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

OAKLAND, Calif. -- For Mark Teixeira, the solution to his hitting woes may have been as simple as telling the voices inside his head to kindly shut the heck up.

This is not to imply that the New York Yankees first baseman is delusional, but simply human. As in listening to all sorts of advice from all sorts of people, some of it good, some not so good, and when taken in one big gulp, all of it confusing.

So after Teixeira busted out of his early slump in a big way on ...

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