Alex Rodriguez and Nomar Garciaparra jump out from behind the curtain and smash Jeter over the head with a steel chair and then body slam him through the table…a stunned Michael Kay screams “Oh my God it’s Alex Rodriguez and Nomar Garciappara, what are they doing here???”
The two then rip off their shirts to show NWO shirts under them.
Some won’t get the reference but don’t be afraid to admit it if you do.
These questions about legacy and his place in history and such have to be excruciating to Derek. His answer has always been that’s for other people to decide, and no matter how the media asks the question, he’s going to give another variation on that answer.
“blake February 19th, 2014 at 11:59 am
Jeter: I want to have a family. Applications for the mom are now available. (JK on that second part)”
i hear losing candidates get a very nice gift basket!
DiMaggio became so surly over time that I actually give Jeter the edge there
Mantle, love the guy, but the lack of care for himself impacted his career and the team (though the Mantle Yanks won a million rings anyway)
Ruth, Gehrig, Yogi – I guess they are right their with Jete in the vain in which I asked the question.
but then again, what do I know. Ask Hankinflorida or Marty Appel or some other vintage Yankee historian.
Jeet is a tough love kind of guy (based on watching this CC). I’m suprised he didn’t stomp on Cano’s lack of hussle and tell him to man up? Maybe Jeet did and the NYY got the most out of him. I suspect more fielding errors and lack of hussle this season in Seattle. It’s going to be ugly.
I wish there is more videos on Cuban Aledmys diaz to formulate an solid opinion, but from the little I have seen I think he is probably a notch below Alex Guerrero offensively and both are likely to be 2b in the long term.
Saw DiMaggio in his last year as a little kid, read about him and all the earlier greats. Watched Mantle (when I could) through his whole career. The argument about who was the best ever doesn’t grab me. There is a pantheon of Yankees greats, and Jeter is one of them, and will forever be regarded as such. Who cares what the rank is?
Jeter defined an entire era for the Yankees….the way Mantle and the Babe did. You can argue Dimaggio did as well. For me….Jeter is on there…..I could see having Dimaggio instead of Gehrig though because Gehrig was during the Babe era. Mount Rushmore is about symbolism…..I don’t know that the 4 guys on there are the best presidents….(I think only Lincoln would be a certainty for a top 5 presidents list) but they are 4 of the most symbolic of the history of the country.
To me…..the best 4 players in Yankee history and the Mount Rushmore of Yankee history are different discussions.
It always surprises me looking at the Babe’s pictures of the various Yankees uni’s he wore. There were pinstriped white and blue hats, shirts with nothing on the front, shirts with YANKEES across the front along with the current configuration.
YF, Diaz looks like he has a longer swing as comparing to Guerrero’s , both have shown (in the little I have watched) impressive bat speed. Diaz might develop into a better homerun/power guy than he has shown in Cuba. I like the idea of adding in an area of weakness, but it will come down to money and how the Yanks evaluate him as usual.
“I am a real American, fight for the rights of every man,
I am a real American, fight for what’s right, fight for your life!
I feel strong about right and wrong,
And I don’t take trouble for very long”
Didn’t watch his press conference – Derek’s never been that compelling with this kind of stuff. Still pretty shocked he announced his retirement before the season still – just didn’t seem like his style.
Guys like Jeet have a level of performance they demand from themselves. Jeet sees this level as being extremely difficult to reach at this point in his athletic career. Paul O’Neill had that same mind set when he walked away.
Agent Casey Close’s winter: $210M for Kershaw, $155M for Tanaka, $135M for Freeman, ~$105M for Bailey. $600M+ in contracts, $30M commission
I made a $42K sale yesterday that I was pretty happy about! #Ishouldhavebeenabaseballmegaagent