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(NYPost)   Lifelong Mets fan writes a sincere and thoughtful article where he reflects upon Derek Jeter's final year in professional baseball. Just kidding. He biatches and moans about all the attention Jeter is getting   (nypost.com ) divider line
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2014-05-18 09:29:41 AM  
I'm sadder about this being Konerko's last year. He'll most likely just miss Canton, but he's still a great, and there have been few better representatives of the game.
 
2014-05-18 09:34:42 AM  

R.A.Danny: I'm sadder about this being Konerko's last year. He'll most likely just miss Canton, but he's still a great, and there have been few better representatives of the game.


Do you mean Cooperstown? Because if he finds his way into Canton I'd be damned impressed.

\also, farewell tours in baseball are some of the dumbest things ever
 
2014-05-18 09:36:21 AM  

FriarReb98: R.A.Danny: I'm sadder about this being Konerko's last year. He'll most likely just miss Canton, but he's still a great, and there have been few better representatives of the game.

Do you mean Cooperstown? Because if he finds his way into Canton I'd be damned impressed.

\also, farewell tours in baseball are some of the dumbest things ever


It's early. Dammit.
 
2014-05-18 09:40:41 AM  
As a lifelong Mets fan, I'm totally fine with all the attention Jeter's getting. He deserves it.

/Plus, anything that takes people's attention off the Mets
 
2014-05-18 10:34:03 AM  
So, he's upset that Jeter ran sprints in the outfield then warmed up his arm with progressively longer throws along the baseline?

I can only assume this is the first time he's ever been to a Yankees game in time for warmups, because that's been Jeter's pregame routine for two decades.

Or he's just a bitter, idiot Mets fan.
 
2014-05-18 10:51:03 AM  
The Jeter circus does not on its own bother me, but I am definitely tiring of the pre-announced retirement with a whole year of celebration, ESPN fawning, and gifts from opposing teams. The last three years we've had Chipper Jones, Mariano Rivera, and Derek Jeter... three all-time greats but it IS over the top IMO.

And no, I don't strictly blame the player for it, either.
 
2014-05-18 10:54:49 AM  

dukeblue219: The Jeter circus does not on its own bother me, but I am definitely tiring of the pre-announced retirement with a whole year of celebration, ESPN fawning, and gifts from opposing teams. The last three years we've had Chipper Jones, Mariano Rivera, and Derek Jeter... three all-time greats but it IS over the top IMO.

And no, I don't strictly blame the player for it, either.


This.
 
2014-05-18 11:06:51 AM  
Sounds like someone didn't get his complimentary gift basket for his walk of shame.
 
2014-05-18 11:15:46 AM  

dukeblue219: The Jeter circus does not on its own bother me, but I am definitely tiring of the pre-announced retirement with a whole year of celebration, ESPN fawning, and gifts from opposing teams. The last three years we've had Chipper Jones, Mariano Rivera, and Derek Jeter... three all-time greats but it IS over the top IMO.

And no, I don't strictly blame the player for it, either.


It does start to get that "bigger than the game" vibe after awhile doesn't it?
 
2014-05-18 11:40:33 AM  

dukeblue219: The Jeter circus does not on its own bother me, but I am definitely tiring of the pre-announced retirement with a whole year of celebration, ESPN fawning, and gifts from opposing teams. The last three years we've had Chipper Jones, Mariano Rivera, and Derek Jeter... three all-time greats but it IS over the top IMO.

And no, I don't strictly blame the player for it, either.


It's a little silly to have three of those in a row.  But that'll be it for a while.  Who else is on par with those guys that may be retiring in the next few years?  No one.  Especially since a lot of it is longevity/age, and there aren't that many amazing (or formerly amazing) near-40 year olds right now.
 
2014-05-18 11:57:47 AM  
Where was Chris Getz's farewell tour?
 
2014-05-18 12:04:20 PM  

FriarReb98: dukeblue219: The Jeter circus does not on its own bother me, but I am definitely tiring of the pre-announced retirement with a whole year of celebration, ESPN fawning, and gifts from opposing teams. The last three years we've had Chipper Jones, Mariano Rivera, and Derek Jeter... three all-time greats but it IS over the top IMO.

And no, I don't strictly blame the player for it, either.

This.


Thirded.  While this is likely not going to happen again for a while I'd hate to see it become some sort of tradition.
 
2014-05-18 01:42:10 PM  
Jeter's "farewell tour" equates to him getting some gifts in a pre-game ceremony in the first or last game of the series, and ads on the YES Network to sell tickets To say the hype is a circus (read: Tebow or Manziel levels) is ridiculous.  Sorry if the captain of the Yankees and a five-time world champion is getting a little more attention than your #FreeLagares movement.

Chipper, Mo, and Jeter deserve their farewell tours.  When Ortiz retires, he'll deserve it too.

Certain New York sports fans are ridiculous with their inter-city rivalries.  There's no rivalry between the Jets and Giants, and there's none between the Yankees and Mets.  It's purely a fan construct.  Although Giants fans have become extremely more touchy now that they don't own the entire stadium anymore.
 
2014-05-18 08:47:55 PM  

R.A.Danny: I'm sadder about this being Konerko's last year. He'll most likely just miss Canton Cooperstown, but he's still a great, and there have been few better representatives of the game.


Probably not a "just miss".  Even as a slugger, his legacy is mostly about longevity: 18 years and nearly 2300 games.  But even if you zoom in on his best trait (power), he's 30th among active players (behind guys like Aramis Ramirez and Mike Napoli) and 140th all time in slugging.  He made the top 10 in the AL in HR six times, and never led the league.  In terms of WAR he's somewhere between Brian Roberts and Coco Crisp.

And that's really all Konerko was ever really good at.  He was a little above-average at hitting for contact and getting on base.  He could never run or play defense.  He just slugged, and he never got hurt.

The White Sox should retire his number-- few guys play that many games in one jersey, and he was a steadily above-average player and apparently a very nice guy who was good with the fans.
 
2014-05-18 08:59:24 PM  

Flappyhead: FriarReb98: dukeblue219: The Jeter circus does not on its own bother me, but I am definitely tiring of the pre-announced retirement with a whole year of celebration, ESPN fawning, and gifts from opposing teams. The last three years we've had Chipper Jones, Mariano Rivera, and Derek Jeter... three all-time greats but it IS over the top IMO.

And no, I don't strictly blame the player for it, either.

This.

Thirded.  While this is likely not going to happen again for a while I'd hate to see it become some sort of tradition.

It's to farking late.

Ones's kinda neat.
Two's annoying
Three's a tradition
 
2014-05-19 01:29:19 AM  
Jeter never played for the Mets.
 
2014-05-19 09:51:54 AM  

BalugaJoe: Jeter never played for the Mets.


That's good, right?
 
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