Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Mark T. for MVP!

Chipper Jones was dressing this morning in the clubhouse and Tex was sitting at his stall across the way.

“I just read a magazine where they predicted you’d be the National League MVP this year,” Chipper said.

“Whoopidy-do,” Teixeira replied, and both of them laughed.

“You should be flattered they think highly enough of you to predict you’ll be the MVP,” Chipper said, with his familiar smirk.

“You want to hit fourth and I’ll hit third, then maybe it’ll happen,” Teixeira said, smiling.

Chipper shook his head no, and smiled.
Lefties are different: Will Ohman blew into camp talking a mile a minute, often in a loud voice that filled the room. He’s gregarious, to say the least. This raised a few eyebrows in the low-key Braves clubhouse, at least initially.

But Ohman’s outgoing personality - he says he’s “loquacious” — has found a fit in the eclectic bullpen mix, with its tattooed, gregarious Aussie (Moylan) and its glaring but good-natured Dominican (Soriano) and quiet flamethrower (Acosta).


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