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Old 09-27-2014, 09:39 PM
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Or was it a first pitch change - up he hit?

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Old 09-27-2014, 09:41 PM
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Or was it a pitch that would have been the first of an intentional walk if the game meant anything to the team he was facing?

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Old 09-27-2014, 10:01 PM
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Derek Jeter was a great shortstop.

At one point in his career he was the best.

Overall, a loyal player who gave his all, I still remember him breaking a bone sliding into third on a hustle play in the first few games of the season, putting him on the sideline for a good part of that year.

Tops in plate eye, had to throw him a pitch over the plate to get a called strike.

As far as hitting goes, you have to take into account he had the best hitters around him many years, certainly that had to help, certainly he took advantage of that. On any other team other than the Yankees he would have placed excellent, but not extraordinary.

Fielding was a solid A, base stealing a solid B+, great plays in a clutch situation a definite A+.

If Buck walked him the other night it would have been a robbery. Buck never robs anyone, he is a straight shooter. If that game had meant Orioles don't go to the playoffs it is an intentional walk.

Basically Jeter won the consolation game for Derek Jeter. A great finish for him in a game that meant nothing. I'm absolutely sure he feels the same way about it.

It was a pleasure to watch him, to see him go out that way is cool, but the bottom line is . . .

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Old 09-28-2014, 06:53 AM
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Or was it a pitch that would have been the first of an intentional walk if the game meant anything to the team he was facing?

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if first base was open, then yes. I wasn't watching but didn't think that was the case.

I think Jeter's legacy is enhanced by the fact that he kept clean going up against the roid era.

For yankee fans, he is in the top 6, perhaps 5, though he can't crack the top 4, greatest Yankees of all time.

About the only "controversy" I can ever remember with DJ is when they were bringing in AROID folks were saying he should have moved
from short.

BLEAH, I hated Aroid before I knew about the drug problems, and though strictly from a skill level at the time, yes, Aroid was the better
SS, no WAY should Jeter have moved.
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Old 09-28-2014, 10:08 AM
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. . . it was a game winning hit against an average pitcher at a moment that had no consequence for either team.

Orioles had Meek (era of 6.50) on the mound, there was one out and pinch runner Richardson was on second. Why Buck chose to go against a winning strategy (put inning ending double play into the equation) is a good question. Intentional walk and then bring in Mateusz or Britton to face McCann.

On a different note, looks like Tanaka is now done for the entire next year. It will as always be an interesting off season for the Bronx Bombers. There is a lot of rumor that your next shortstop is going to be JJ Hardy. I hope not but there will certainly be opportunities presented to some of the players from the Division Winner.

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Old 09-28-2014, 06:37 PM
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As far as hitting goes, you have to take into account he had the best hitters around him many years, certainly that had to help, certainly he took advantage of that. On any other team other than the Yankees he would have placed excellent, but not extraordinary.

Douggy 310 life time hitter LMAO

You must be a Cubs fan !
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No, Doug's an O's fan... he might have been one of the ones calling Francesca about the same thing... when a bunch of fans tick off Mikey, it's some of the funiest radio you will ever hear, though mad dog's rants are great in a very different way.

Yankee fans get and appreciate Jeter, others don't and won't and stats don't matter.

It's like arguing that Cabrera is as good as Mickey. As a hitter, with stats alone, yes.

But in Yankee lore, Mickey is in the top 4 of all time and nothing changes that.
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As some will disagree (Joe Scarborough ) the Boston Red Sox org. did a class job w/ their send off to #2 . Along w/ Boston's HOF from different sports just showed Sox fan's are great & how baseball can bring people together . The only Sox fan ( Dennis Drinkwater ) not standing to give Jeter a standing O. But was quick to snap a few pics on his I Phone . REALLY Lol.
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Does *anybody* care about this world series?

Giants in 6. I figure the Royals will run out of "Angels in the Outfield" type miracles
once they go to the Bay.

If it makes you feel any better about 2 wild card teams being in the world series, here's a humorous read about whether "the best" team wins the world series:

http://freakonomics.com/2012/11/09/d...-world-series/
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