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Yankees' Teixeira snaps at fan: 'You can insult, you can't assault'

New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira, right, follows through on a solo home run as Oakland Athletics catcher Josh Phegley watches during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, July 8, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira, right, follows through on a solo home run as Oakland Athletics catcher Josh Phegley watches during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, July 8, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira had a brief run in with a fan after going for a foul ball in the stands.

After missing the pop up, a fan went to grab the ball with Teixeira in the way. The switch-hitter snapped and yelled at the fan.

Postgame, he preached some advice to fans sitting that close to the field:

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"You can insult. You can't assault. We know you are upset we lost three in a row. We're sorry. Keep it to insults."

The quote drew some laughs from the reporters, but there's no doubt Texieira hopes fans heed his suggestion.

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