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DAN PATRICK: How much do you guys talk about other sports in the clubhouse?
MARK TEIXEIRA: It depends on how much time we have before the game. Some days we're there for four or five hours and have nothing else to talk about.
DP: Has a nonbaseball story ever taken over?
MT: We talked about Michael Jackson dying every day for a month. We put his music on the clubhouse stereo for a month straight.
DP: Who controls the music in the clubhouse?
MT: Everyone says the [starting] pitcher has the final say. In our clubhouse it's Nick Swisher.
DP: Isn't he into heavy metal?