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Hate to say it, but it sounds like that writer's blowing relatively benign activities way out of proportion. Didn't Cal take a stroll around the entire ballpark mid-game when he officially set the consecutive games record?

No, not similar at all. Hey, some folks like Jeter. I am not supporting the author's contentions.

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Hate to say it, but it sounds like that writer's blowing relatively benign activities way out of proportion. Didn't Cal take a stroll around the entire ballpark mid-game when he officially set the consecutive games record?

I wasn't a big fan when Cal did it as well.

Broadcasting your retirement a year before the fact, to me, reeks of hubris.

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All I see in this article is a celebrity doing his best to give his fans what they want. If this is the best that Michael Gray can come up with after Jeter played 20 years in New York, it's hard to think of higher praise.

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I wasn't a big fan when Cal did it as well.

Broadcasting your retirement a year before the fact, to me, reeks of hubris.

Well, yeah...but we're talking about someone who's been allowed to "earn" more than $265 million over the last 19 years simply because he provides entertainment to a large audience. I'm amazed that he hasn't been forced to cut eye holes into his abdomen in order to see where he's going. Accordingly, on the self-aggrandizement spectrum, I just thought the writer went a little overboard. Either way, I'm not a fan of the behavior...but it's our fault for making "professional athletes" so important.

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Hate to say it, but it sounds like that writer's blowing relatively benign activities way out of proportion. Didn't Cal take a stroll around the entire ballpark mid-game when he officially set the consecutive games record?

He did. He probably held the game up fifteen minutes or so.

It was an ill advised move IMO. No one is bigger or more important than the game including Cal and Jeter.

However, this is obviously my opinion and most fans ( even those in other cities) want to embrace these players one last time before they fade away.

I think the video crew following his every move is a bit much, but I'm sure the Yankees and MLB want to record all of this for posterity.

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Well, yeah...but we're talking about someone who's been allowed to "earn" more than $265 million over the last 19 years simply because he provides entertainment to a large audience. I'm amazed that he hasn't been forced to cut eye holes into his abdomen in order to see where he's going. Accordingly, on the self-aggrandizement spectrum, I just thought the writer went a little overboard. Either way, I'm not a fan of the behavior...but it's our fault for making "professional athletes" so important.

I hate the Yankees as much as anyone, but wasting any effort at all to criticize Jeter over this is really absurd. If it really bothers someone, the term "get a life" comes to mind.

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