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Mark Teixeira Named 'Commissioner of Patch Baseball'

The former Severna Park resident and baseball great partners with Patch on everything baseball for its readers.

Mark Teixeira—the four-time Gold Glove Award winner, first baseman for the New York Yankees and —has partnered with Patch sites nationwide as the "Commissioner of Patch Baseball."

The two-time all-star played baseball for the Severna Park recreational baseball team and is featured on its website. Teixeira will interact with Patch users by regularly responding to questions, sharing baseball tips and posting exclusive videos, according to an AOL news release. Teixeira 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,” commented Teixeira. “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!"

Teixeira was featured talking in a in November while in New York City when he stopped by a , where he let everyone know he visits both the Severna Park Patch and Greenwich Patch to keep up with hometown news at both sites.

Patch has long been a supporter of local athletics, having sponsored more than a hundred teams and sporting events in Patch towns in its three-year history, including more than 60 little league teams, according to the release.

Maribel Ibrahim April 10, 2012 at 09:53 PM
I love it!!!!! As a diehard Yankee fan living here, this is a great mix of both worlds! Go Mark and Go Yankees!
DioDingo April 11, 2012 at 03:44 PM
Mark was one of the only Baseball players I liked when I went to school with him. I wish he would come back to the O's for the rest of his career!
Mary Ann Rohr April 11, 2012 at 11:16 PM
Mark played sports with my son in Green Hornets. The whole family is wonderful! Although I can't root for the team, I root for Mark. I'm so happy for Mark and his family that he has become sucessful. Mary Ann Rohr
John Terry April 14, 2012 at 02:05 PM
He's a traitor. Had a chance to come back to his home, instead jumped on the Yankee bandwagon. He should stay in New York and not bother coming back to these parts, he's not welcome.
Zoobie September 08, 2012 at 05:03 PM
We Love our "ORIOLES", but ask any baseball player if a chance to play for the Yankees would take them away from their Hometown Team, and they would all say, "Take that chance". It's a once in a lifetime thing.. We love to hate the Yankees here in Baltimore, but they are the team to beat through the years. Now that we have a shot in the play-offs, I hope the Orioles make it all the way. Go "O's" !!!

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