The entirety of this season seems to have been engulfed by Derek Jeter farewell ceremonies, to which I have only paid half-attention. While I do think that Jeter is a phenomenal ballplayer, deserving of his place in the Hall of Fame, I think I have to agree with Mr. Olbermann on this one: this season-long farewell tribute is a bit ridiculous. On that note, this video also provides a bunch of interesting statistics and Yankees history, in support of Olbermann’s statement.
13 thoughts on “Derek Jeter Isn’t The Greatest Player Ever”
I, as an A’s fan am tired of this vomitous Jeter claptrap.
Following Jeter’s final visit to Kauffman Stadium, Alex Gordon made a comment to the press that he was sure fans were ready to be done with all the ceremonies and just get back to baseball. Oh so true!
Derek Jeter–great player but neither the greatest Yankee (can you say “Babe Ruth”?) nor the greatest shortstop (try “Honus Wagner” this time).
One could argue that he wasn’t even one of the best in His LEAGUE during his era….Miguel Tejada, Michael Young, Carlos
Guillen and Nomar come to mind.
Agreed. To call him the “greatest” in, really, any category is a bit of an overreach. This whole hero worship parade is a bit much.
Agreed, Precious. Jeter deserves a place in the Hall, but this season-long tribute is a bit much.
I don’t think I’d be able to stand it, if I was in his shoes. I would have to retire earlier than planned just to get away from it all!
He’s a player that the game should celebrate. But as in all things MLB, it’s overdone, over produced and just one more “event” (season-long, albeit) designed to make money. Enough is enough. Or did Alex Gordon say that?
I wish I could find the story that I originally read that had Gordon’s comments, but it’s buried in all the hoopla that’s happened since then. I agree, definitely designed to make money.
In other retirement news, Bobby Abreu called it quits on September 26. Almost finished with a career ob% of .400.
Drowned out by all the other hubbub. I hadn’t even heard much about him in recent years, much less that he was retiring. Just looked up some of his numbers. A pretty phenomenal career.
me neither and then he resurfaced on the mets this year and i was like..is that the same bobby abreu and it was and now he retired.