He's arguably the game's best defensive first baseman, hits for power from both sides of the plate, and is known to dive into a home plate with a fierceness that in this clip makes the Buster Posey-Scott Cousins collision look like a Romper Room episode.
But how will Mark Teixeira do in an executive role?
Well, we're all about to find out.
Patch, AOL’s platform of over 850 hyperlocal news, information and engagement sites - including Foster City Patch - has appointed the four-time Gold Glove winner as the Commissioner of Patch Baseball.
Don't expect the New York Yankees' first baseman and two-time All-Star to weigh in on the San Francisco Giants territorial rights dispute with the Oakland A's, and if you just tested positive for steroids, take your appeal somewhere else.
In his new role, Teixeira will interact with Patch users by regularly responding to questions, sharing baseball tips, and posting exclusive videos.
The Virtual Commish will also offer young athletes advice on how to stay in shape and why healthful eating is so important for optimal performance.
“I live in a Patch town now and I keep tabs on my original hometown via the Patch site there, so I’ve seen the ways that Patch supports its communities,” Teixeira told Patch.
“I’m excited to be a part of that by connecting with Patch users who have the same passion for baseball that I do. I’m eager to see what kinds of questions they toss my way!”
“Baseball is such an important part of so many of the communities we’re in -- and if something’s important to our users, it’s important to Patch,” said Rachel Feddersen, Chief Content Officer at Patch.
“Mark is a great representative of what Patch stands for. We’re thrilled to offer this exclusive opportunity for our communities’ baseball players, from little leaguers to college prospects, to interact with this World Series champion.”
Patch has been a supporter of local athletics, sponsoring over 100 teams including more than 60 little league teams in Patch towns.
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