Mark Teixeira, one of the greatest players in Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets baseball history**, had to leave Tuesday night's game between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees after being dinged in the right knee by a Jon Lester pitch. Though the hit, its location and his reaction (an immediate "Ow!") provided a scary moment, as he was unable to leave the field without assistance, X-rays came back negative. The injury is being called a knee contusion,
* Epic not in the sense of great or memorable, of course, but in that it will require a 50,000-word poem to transcribe its events into print once oral tradition gives way to the written word centuries later. I don't know why AL East baseball takes forever.
** And a momentary member of the Atlanta Braves, lest we forget.