03/31/2011 12:13 pm ET | Updated May 31, 2011

Mark Teixeira Ready For Opening Day (VIDEO)

Mark Teixeira is ready to start the 2011 season.

"Some of the keys to my success is working hard," the Yankees slugger said on Tuesday's edition of AOL's "You've Got."

The 30-year-old said he likes to get to the ballpark early and loves when the fans pump him up during batting practice.

Unfortunately, there weren't any fans in Yankee Stadium to get him excited. Scroll down to watch the video.