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Don't get mad at Jeter. Get even.

Posted on: July 12, 2011 1:56 pm
 
By skipping the All-Star Game, Derek Jeter did what he felt he had to do -- and now it's your turn.

Remember what he did. Don't rip him for it now, just remember it next year. When you're voting for the American League All-Star team. And you're looking at the list of shortstops.

Remember what Derek Jeter did this year to millions of you -- or to hundreds of thousands of you, voting up to 25 times each. He nullified your vote. Said you wasted it. No thanks. He doesn't feel like playing in the game. He's old, and he's tired.

And that's his right.

But it's your right to remember this one year from now, and to vote accordingly.


Category: MLB
Tags: Derek Jeter
 
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hotmeuly
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 21, 2011 9:44 pm
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Since: Mar 7, 2008
Posted on: July 12, 2011 10:36 pm
 

Don't get mad at Jeter. Get even.

Thanx poolpkplayer for being objective...if Babe Ruth were playing today, these same judgemental fools would put him down if he didn't play in AS game...its not the issue of not playing, its a Yankee hater issue...



Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: July 12, 2011 5:46 pm
 

Don't get mad at Jeter. Get even.

And after that...lets soap his windows!  Undecided



Since: Apr 12, 2007
Posted on: July 12, 2011 4:49 pm
 

Don't get mad at Jeter. Get even.

My sentiments exactly when it comes to the NFL lockout. Don't get mad, fans, just get even. When this fiasco finally ends, it will be 130-some odd days. The fans need to lock the NFL out for the same period of time. Game days = 1 day. No trips to the stadium, no watching on TV, no merchandise. 


It's the only way it will change people.  



Since: May 19, 2009
Posted on: July 12, 2011 3:08 pm
 

Don't get mad at Jeter. Get even.

These are the Red Sox fans I miss talking to. They are rare these days because of all the teams recent success, but they are out there. some great baseball fans that are very knowledgeable.

Thank you poolphplayer. As soon as I start throwing all Sawx fans in a buckett together, one of you intellegent guys pop up.



Since: May 19, 2009
Posted on: July 12, 2011 3:05 pm
 

Don't get mad at Jeter. Get even.

And he will still get in the Allstar game next year. In fact, even a year after he retires, he will be there. You guys all love him.



Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: July 12, 2011 2:50 pm
 

Don't get mad at Jeter. Get even.

I'm a Red Sox fan Chopper and saying he's overrated makes you sound like a fool. He got to 3,000 hits. How does playing on great teams help him in the batter's box? He still had to deliver those hits. It was him vs. the pitcher. Just because you don't like a player doesn't mean you can't respect them. Try being objective for once instead of sounding bitter or jealous.



Since: Jul 8, 2011
Posted on: July 12, 2011 2:41 pm
 

Don't get mad at Jeter. Get even.

good advice...the fans should never have voted him in this year either, and several times over his carreer he's made it undeservingly...overrrtaed mediocre SS who benefited more than anyone in history from playing for a great franchise



Since: Apr 1, 2008
Posted on: July 12, 2011 2:15 pm
 

Don't get mad at Jeter. Get even.

A lot of All-Star vets look to this time for a break (i.e. mini vacation). The season is long. They have families and affairs that always lose out when the season starts which last for months. The break also provides all the lil owies to heal a bit. At this point if you are aren't hurting somewhat somewhere, then you aren't playing much. The teams also believe it or not in the past have encouraged certain players to opt out of game. They too want to protect their investments. Especially pitchers. I get it. Baseball All-Star games are not the only sport that see stars opt out of game too for very reasons I've mentioned. In Jeter's case he cannot win for losing. If he plays, you have a ton of fans and media saying he does not deserve to play in game. If he doesn't, you have the reaction you see in this blog post. The ones that have played in previous ASG's have been there done that. Many feel a few days off is worth more than playing in this game in terms of rejuvenating the juices for the 2nd half of the season. You rarely see first/second timers opt out of game unless they are on DL. Its usually the one that have played in multiple games in the past. Not hard to understand what is happening here... and certainly nothing new.


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