And the 10th thing: Mark Teixeira's power stroke is impressive.
There's no away around it.
Other than Thursday's extra-innings loss to the Yankees, the Texas Rangers were out of their league in their three-game series against the Bronx Bombers.
The Rangers were swept for the first time all season with the 12-inning loss to the Yankees but the other two games were both 12-4 losses, and they weren't pretty.
Especially not to Rangers catcher Yorvit Torrealba, who accused both Andruw Jones and Mark Teixeira of stealing signs while on second base.
Of course, there are no rules against stealing signs in baseball, but it's not something that's looked upon really kindly, on either side.
When Torrealba called out the Yankees, they took offense.
"He said something to me [Tuesday night]," Teixeira told NESN's Jacob Burg. "But there's really no reason to get into it because I didn't have anything. Guys get paranoid. I told him I really don't know what you're talking about and that was it."
As I said, if the Yankees were stealing signs, it probably would not have mattered much. If they were, shame on them. If they weren't, shame on Torrealba. That's not something you go accuse people of in baseball unless you're pretty darn sure about it.