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Thread: I dont hate Derek Jeter, I really don't, but help me out here. Tell me why this bothers me so much.
09-02-2014 08:31 PM #1
I dont hate Derek Jeter, I really don't, but help me out here. Tell me why this bothers me so much.
The New York Yankees announced Tuesday that the team will wear a patch of Derek Jeter's final-season logo on all player hats and uniforms from Sept. 7, the day that the shortstop will be honored at Yankee Stadium, through the end of the season.
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09-02-2014 08:34 PM #2
09-02-2014 08:36 PM #3Hangout Blogger Hall of Fame
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I don't like the patch idea, since that's normally reserved for people who have died, and it seems disrespectful. The rest, I don't care about.
09-02-2014 08:37 PM #4
The truth is, I think its the blatant and crash commercialization of a guy who exemplified a team first credo and who played the game with a sincere respect and unselfishness. This stuff is everything to the contrary of that. And I would write the same thing if this was Cal Jr.too.
09-02-2014 08:38 PM #5
..And Derek HAD to have signed off on ALL of this.
09-02-2014 08:39 PM #6
I hate everything Yankees.
09-02-2014 08:39 PM #7
'white leather fitted hat. $99.99."
09-02-2014 08:41 PM #8
They can wear their hats and watch the O's in the playoffs.
Agree though, it's pathetic.
09-02-2014 08:42 PM #9
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09-02-2014 08:47 PM #12
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Wait... they're going to use baseball with a Jeter logo on them during actual games? Am I understanding that correctly?
Anyway, I do hate Jeter but I'll talk anyway. Is there any precedent for this? Adding a patch in-season for a living, breathing, active player? Teams have to go through a process and maybe even argue just to get a recently-deceased patch, and that won't happen until the following year. This is just ridiculous and it's getting sad, and it reeks of $$$ opportunism on the part of MLB. I've never understood what's so great about Jeter, what he could've possibly done (nothing I've ever seen) to be treated like this magnificent glowing ball of purity. I've always just gotten the impression that it's because he reminds people of the old, cartoon images we have of Mantle and Dimaggio, and everyone's just so desperate to cling to that ideal that we have to lionize him.
The big thing that's bothering me is the O's couldn't do anything like this for Monica Pence Barlow (not that she would've wanted it).
Also every time I see "RE2PECT" I read it as "re-two-pect".
09-02-2014 08:49 PM #13
I'm with Frobby, I think the patch is disrespectful.
Jeter was a great ballplayer, but I think he's full of himself, and this proves it. He had to sign off on all this crap.
Meh. Have fun watching OPACY from your television sets in the Bronx this year.
09-02-2014 08:52 PM #14
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