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(Newsday)   Derek Jeter's path from Kalamazoo to Cooperstown   ( divider line
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1328 clicks; posted to Sports » on 01 Oct 2012 at 11:41 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-10-01 06:19:34 PM  
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Dafatone: DeWayne Mann: Dafatone: DeWayne Mann: Dafatone: Dude. I'm not DeWayne Mann. We're different people.

Oh, yeah, he can't read. I should've warned you.

As one of the only Mets fans who never liked Bobby V, even when we were winning, this seems as good a time as any to laugh at you.

Well, it's not like I wanted Bobby V. I was perfectly fine with Francona. When that was no longer an option, out of the candidates they announced, my "favorite" was Pete Mackanin, but honestly I didn't like any of them.

Bobby V was a disaster waiting to happen, though.

It's good to hear that you're still watching games, though. I'm tired of hearing Sox fans saying they're abandoning their team. I had to sit through Vince Coleman throwing firecrackers in the early 90s, Generation K blowing up, Eric Valent leading the team in ops (like 2003 or 2004), and the past five seasons, and Sox fans are giving up because they've been bad a couple times.

Agreed. Good riddance to all the rats jumping ship.
2012-10-01 04:13:56 PM  
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Why is Derek Jeter one of the greatest?

Mariah Carey
Jordana Brewster
Vanessa Minnillo
Lara Duta
Vida Guerra
Adriana Lima
Scarlett Johannson
Minka Kelly
Jessica Biel
Jessica Alba

All without one (as far as I know) paternity suit. It might burn a little when he pees sometimes but hey...
2012-10-01 01:08:44 PM  
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DeWayne Mann: So 79th all-time in batting average qualifies as "all-time great" for you?

Do you know who else were really terrible hitters?

Willie Mays - .302 career
Yas- .285
Cal Ripken - .276
Eddie Murray - .287
Paul Molitor - .306
George Brett - .305
Hank Aaron - .305
Pete Rose - .303

All those guys really sucked. I mean horribly sucked. Those are also 8 of the Top 16 leaders in career hits. They all have a lower career batting average than Derek Jeter. All played at least 21 seasons to Jeter's 18 (and counting).

So let's assume Jeter plays 21 seasons which means three more seasons and gets exactly 150 hits per season, drastically below his 162 average of 207. That would give him 3,751 hits which is good for fourth all-time. Give him 22 more hits over three season and he's third all-time in hits, with a career average that would still more than likely be higher than those players listed above. So tell me how the phrase "Jeter is one of the greatest hitters of all time" is utterly wrong?
2012-10-01 12:39:12 PM  
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WTF Indeed: however we are all watching one of the greatest hitters of all time play.

Beyond that, he'll be considered among the greatest of all Yankees. Not in the top few, but in that other group of names.

As a Yankee fan (since 1976), that feels more important than records and stats. I'm really privileged to have watched Jeter's career as it happened.
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