Should Yankees Captain Derek Jeter Be In Phoenix For MLB’s All-Star Festivities?

NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is taking some lumps for skipping the 2011 All-Star game to rest a sore calf that’s been called a questionable escape clause since he was well enough to play in his quest to reach 3,000 hits.

“I think it’s too bad that Jeter in particular is not here, because of what he accomplished over the weekend,” Philadelphia Phillies chairman Bill Giles, the honorary NL president, said at a Monday news conference, “and I think it is a bit of a problem and baseball should study it.”

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, Jeter is suffering from “emotional and physical exhaustion” due to his pursuit of the milestone.

“I do believe, as a ballplayer, if you have no injuries, you should be here,” said Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran. “The fans are the ones that vote for you and want to see you here.”

Listen: Rosenthal on Jeter’s decision to stay away from Phoenix

Much has been made of the big names absent from this year’s game, yet some who are hurt came anyway to show their support.

Take Jose Reyes of the Mets, who says he has been hurt three of the four times he has made the All-Star team, but has come to the game each time. Or Philadelphia’s Shane Victorino. He withdrew because of injury but felt a special obligation to show up because he was the final player chosen for the NL team out five in an online vote by fans.

Several other All-Star selections who won’t play made the trip, some of them injured, some ineligible because they pitched on Sunday.

But some of the biggest names are no-shows, most notably the Yankees’ captain, who was well enough to go 5 for 5 and get his 3,000th hit with a dramatic home run on Saturday. Jeter decided not to make the cross-country trip to the desert.

“Derek Jeter… get your (butt) to the All-Star game,” WFAN’s Craig Carton said Tuesday morning. “End of conversation.”

Boston’s David Ortiz said people should cut Jeter some slack.

“He always said yes to the All-Star game,” the Boston slugger said of his Yankees rival. “I think he has the right to, whenever he needs a break you know, to pull himself together, especially coming off an injury. I think people need to respect that.”

Oakland Athletics left-hander Gio Gonzalez, making his first All-Star appearance, also thinks everyone should back off the Yankees’ captain.

The guy just got his 3,00th hit, so give him a break, seriously,” Gonzalez said. “He’s coming off the DL, played a bunch of games, he deserves a little bit of rest to get his body right and I think everybody should respect that.”

Yankees closer Mariano Rivera also skipped the game because of a triceps injury. But Reyes didn’t let a hamstring injury prevent him from coming to Arizona to at least witness the festivities.

“Every time I’ve had the opportunity to come here I’m going to come, no matter what happens,” Reyes said. “Like I said, three of the last four years in the All-Star game I’ve been injured, but I still come here.”

Victorino sprained a ligament in his right thumb on July 4 and went on the 15-day DL last week, just as fans were making him their choice out of the final five listed to make the NL squad.

“My trainers and I talked about staying in Philly and getting my finger better and trying to get back healthy,” Victorino said, “but I’m like ‘Well, I can do the same things here that I can do in Philly so I’d like to come and be with my teammates, being around players that are deserving. One, I got voted in and I want to tip my hat to the fans and say thank you and represent the National League.”

But he said each situation is different. Alex Rodriguez just had arthroscopic knee surgery, so obviously he can’t come.

Derek Jeter just got 3,000 hits. I’m sure he has a lot on his plate,” Victorino said.

Matt Holliday, an NL starter, said he would never miss the game.

“Even if I was hurting, I would come,” he said, “just to be a part of the experience.”

Should Jeter be there? Sound off in the comments below…

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  1. Dominic Iacopino says:

    Hey William, did you kiss your Saint Derek bobblehead last night before you went beddy-bye? Maybe we should fire the Pope and have Saint Derek be elected Pope, since you feel Saint Derek is above criticism and reproach.

    1. Nancy says:

      Wow, this is craziness….The all-star games have no real meaning, they do not count in batting averages or anything else so why when coming off an injury would anyone want to risk jeopardizing the rest of their season… I’m sure most people upset are not yankee fans or should I say True Yankee Fans or they would understand the importance of having Jeter rested and ready to play a real game with some real meaning….To those who are having a hard time with this get over it , stop trying to find something to complain about, he is a great player, with great accomplishments in his career and I would rather see him playing ball in October than any all-star game .

  2. Jeremy Gordon says:

    Yes, Jeter should fly for hours one way to wave his cap, then fly hours back home just to please the morons who said he didn’t even deserve to be on the All Star team.

    People like Beltran need to mind their own business, unlike Beltran Jeter expects to play when it really matters. Yankee fans are not mad because they understand the All Star team means nothing, it’s just an exhibition that no one really cares about (Ratings are never good) and it’s all about the post season. That separates the champions from the chumps.

    1. lydia says:

      As a fan I would like to see him there. Especially since the fans voted him in. But at the end of the day, the Yankee season is more important than the all star game.
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  3. Steven says:

    Winning the AL East and/or getting into the playoffs is monumentally more important then the All-Farce game. After three weeks of rehab and a mentally taxing week if Jeter needs to take a breather then he deserves it. I’m a voter and it’s no slight to me that he didn’t show. People always get on ballplayers for not having their priorities straight I’m glad Jeter does. The stretch run and making the playoffs are far more important then this meaningless game.

  4. Rick says:

    If Jeter wants to rest let him rest. I want him to be ready to help the Yankees win. I don’t care about the All Star Game. The people who want Jeter to go to the game and wave at them need to get a life.

  5. Josh says:

    As a Yankee fan, I appreciate Jeter’s decision — I want him prepared and ready to be as good as he can be for my team. As a baseball fan I also appreciate the decision — as much as I love Jeter, he has not had an allstar year. That’s the funny thing about it. If he went, he would’ve been killed for going without having a really great year. Now that he isn’t going, he’s getting killed for not, “honoring the votes of the fans.” So the guy just has to make his own decision, right?

    Really, where you fall on this issue just depends on how you felt about Jeter from the beginning. Think of it this way: Let’s say you have a friend, who for 15+ years is totally reliable, there when you need him, and does friendship the right way. Then, yesterday, he doesn’t show up to your kids birthday party. So now he dishonored your family and children? No, you give him the benefit of the doubt. Unless, of course, you’re not a very good friend.

  6. Paul B says:

    The lack of consideration by FAN announcers is rediculous. Finally the MET announcers on FAN have found something to jump on Jeter for.
    No one can imagine the pressure that Jeter was under, and if he needs a rest for a few days out of the limelight, leave him alone and let it be.
    Going to Phoenix is a 5 hour fligt each way to be in 109 degree weather. Id rather Jeter rest so he can play well after the break

  7. Dan says:

    The Yankee management caused this. If they are not injured they should be there

  8. MK says:

    This is just plain ridiculous! All I keep hearing is that the voters will be upset! Really? Is that the voters who could vote 25 times for the same player and use multiple email accounts? The voting is such a farce and the game itself is a bigger farce!!!!
    Even more comical is Jose Reyes proudly showing up to all-star games while on the DL! Ever notice how long Reyes stays on the DL? Maybe instead of going to these useless games he should be rehabbing his assortment of injuries!

  9. M.A.D says:

    FOR CRYING OUT LOUD, IF HE DOES NOT FEEL LIKE PLAYING THIS GAME LET IT GO!!

    1. Joe says:

      THEN have him retract his name from the ballot!!!!!!! I would love to have Angiline Jolie as a wife/miostress but that ain’y gonna happen either!!….Emotional distress…what BS,…he should be ashamed to be a YANKEE!! From not attending the revered Bob Shepard’s funeral to this….he’s certainly a an egotistical player. Let us see if he pays off Christian Lopez’s college loans. JETER is not a YANKEE!!!

    2. jason says:

      THEN have him retract his name from the ballot!!!!!!! I would love to have Angiline Jolie as a wife/miostress but that ain’y gonna happen either!!….Emotional distress…what BS,…he should be ashamed to be a YANKEE!! From not attending the revered Bob Shepard’s funeral to this….he’s certainly a an egotistical player. Let us see if he pays off Christian Lopez’s college loans. JETER is not a YANKEE!!!

      1. Tom says:

        Joe, Jason, Jack or whatever your real F*CK*NG NAME IS, you sound like a whinning B@TCH!!!. What’s the problem, it’s that time of the month for you?

    3. Jack says:

      STOP DEFENDING JETER…If he was a hockey player, they would have made sure he understood what the rules are….what a baby…typical millionaire…who couldn’t care less about the fan…..if he is being defended by Bud “The Human Dynamo” , then baseball is dead…

  10. holy bananas says:

    ANY GROWN MAN WHO WATCHES OTHER GROWN MEN RUN AROUND IN LITTLE UNIFORMS CHASING BALLS NEEDS A LIFE VERY VERY BADLY

    P.S. WHAT WITH GORWN MEN WEARING SHIRTS OF OTHER GROWN MENS NAMES ON IT AND FEELING PROUD ABOUT IT???

  11. Alice the Goon says:

    I like popeye.

    1. flea says:

      “I will gladly pay you on tuesday, for a hamburger today”……Wimpy

  12. flea says:

    I haven’t watched an all-star game since 1987, when Dave Winfield played all nine innings. The game actually meant something to people then.

  13. Chris says:

    For any of the ballplayers that bowed out, if they have clauses in their contracts that pay them a bonus when they make the All Star team, owners should remove those clauses going forward and make the bonus contingent on them actually going to the All Star Game. Cause it does stink that some of these players get that bonus and aren’t going.

    1. Joe says:

      If these playes have no intention of playing in an All-Satr game, they should bow out from the voting process beforehand. Fans only want to see players who want to play the game anyway not some smug millionaire who could not care less for any fan. BTW, if Jeter can’t afford to lease a Netjet and travel to PHX in 3 hours door-to-door, then tell him to play only home games and rest and watch the road trip from his living room.

      1. Jeremy Gordon says:

        Do you know how stupid you sound? Unless they can predict the future, that is impossible.

  14. Better things to worry about. says:

    What is it anybody’s business what Derek Jeter does?

  15. Janice says:

    This is the reason Derek Jeter is not attending the ALL STAR game: Imagine that you hit subpar for the last season and a half….250, 260, 270..yet, you were selected to the all star team because of your popularity not because of your average. This is not up to Jeter’s standings and he does not feel worthy of being on the all star team. As much as he wants to be there, he probably did not want the attention after just coming off his 3000 hit milestone, and knowing he is well below average of most of the players selected. He probably wanted someone more deserving to get the opportunity to be there knowing Jeter.

    1. Charles says:

      Mays, Bench, Aaron & many other Hall of Famers all played in All-Star games they did not deserved to be in, but Janice, this not is the reason why Jeter is not going, you’re guessing on why Jeter is not going.

      People need to respect Jeter’s wish in not going, it’s just an exhibition game, not the post-season, not the World Series.

      The way the schedule is today with interleague games, Jeter has played in Arizona during interleague games and did so in the 2001 WS as well and fans in other city have seen Jeter play against their teams in the last 15 yrs.

      Before interleague, fans wanted to see the players from the other league, not so today.

    2. MK says:

      Excellent point Janice! Couldn’t have said it better myself!

  16. Diana Palmieri says:

    Maybe Derek Jeter didn’t want to be the focus at the All Star game given that he just accomplished getting his 3000th hit. Maybe he felt the spot light and focus should be about the All Star players attending the event.
    Why do we always look at things such as this from a negative perspective?
    Derek Jeter has always conducted himself with such class, to think other wise now, is ridiculous! I would bet he just had enough of the spotlight leading up to his accomplishment and wanted and needed some quiet time to reflect.
    Congratulations Jeter!

    1. Wig Wam Willie says:

      How could he not want to be the focus? It’s in his CONTRACT that he must be named to the All-Star team.

      1. Jeremy Gordon says:

        False.

  17. Paul D says:

    Garbage, garbage and more garbage! No one cares about the All-Star Game until it could be used as some way to denounce the player you love to hate. All this indignation is so effin’ tranaparent. In the seventies, it was a great exhibition because you never saw these players. But the whole sport is so over-exposed to the point that this game has lost most of it’s attraction. The fans don’t know how to vote for the best exhibition. Jeter shouldn’t have been selected in the first place. Cabrera should have gone. All this noise is giving me the s—ts

  18. Richard Blaine says:

    Jeter aside, the “All-Star” Game has become a joke. Most of the players selected don’t care about anything but the money their contracts call for when they’re selected. It’s a wonderful thing to see David Robertson be so excited about being named to the AL All-Star squad. (This isn’t about Derek Jeter. We don’t know how injured he may really be. Jeter isn’t the type to go on and on about his ailments.). But most of the players couldn’t care less about the game OR the fans. Either make the All-Star Game a post-season affair, or drop it entirely. It is almost entirely meaningless. And if you only care about your own team and the health of its players, don’t bother watching the game; it would be a hypocritical act on your part.

  19. Tony says:

    You sport bluffs should wake up and stop making these over rated over paid players out to be god keep paying for high parking high food and high seat prices to make this guy rich while you sweat to make a living then he slaps everybody in the face but not even making an apperance tonite wake up he won’t ever see a dime of my money for a shirt hat or ball

    1. BROWN says:

      Hey Tony, you sound like a heart broken Mets fan from Arlington, give it a rest.

      Don’t hate Jeter for being everything the Mets would love to have.

      GO JETER!

      1. JJ says:

        Brown….
        Cap it. You sound like a typical Yankee moron

  20. Wig Wam Willie says:

    He added All-Star status to his overpriced contract, so YES, he should be there.

  21. Dominic Iacopino says:

    Jeter needs “mental time” and time to decompress!!!!!!! Does he make decisions like the President of the United States that effect the lives of hundreds of millions of people daily???? He’s not the President of the United States, he’s a damn baseball player who makes $17 million dollars a year to hit a baseball. When will people seeing Jeter as some sort of Deity who should be canonized a Saint, and realize he is just another selfish ballplayer who cares more about himself than he really does about the fans. One can only imagine how much A-Rod would have been vilified if he had done the same thing as Saint Derek!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. William says:

      not having morning there Dumb-a-d*ck,, need some tissues to dry your tears because Jeter makes a lot of money & you don’t, because Jeter will is not playing in an exhibitions game, because that’s what it is Dumb-a-d*ick, an exhibitions,game.

      Guess what Dumb-a-d*ck, many past President played sports, but were not good enough. What does being the President of the U.S have to do with pro players. Millions of people in the U.S make more than the President, so I don’t get your analysis.

      Jeter choose baseball, politicians choose to be Presidents. Grow up

  22. A FAN says:

    Jeter made his money, reached his milestone and could care less about us fans and what we think. Wake up and smell the coffee. Oh, and don’t forget after the all star game go back and spend half your paycheck to attend a Yankee game so Jeter and Company can have a mansion in every state.

    1. Paul D says:

      There were fiteen players that bowed out for whatever reason, if I’m not mistaken. Your problem is with a sport and not a single player. Make sure you tell that to the FBI when they come knocking on your door.

      1. dan says:

        No, it is a single player. Derek Jeter just hit his 3000th hit in major fashion. Base Ball gave Jeter his shot…He owes the fans they don’t owe him a thing.
        He should be there.

  23. A FAN says:

    Jeter should be at the All Star Game and he shhould have taken Christian Lopez with him.

    1. BROWN says:

      WHY?????? because you say so!

      The chap did something good from the bottom of his heart, that was great, and he was rewarded by the NY Yankee organization, beautiful!

      Next you fools will say Jeter should adopt him and put him on the payroll or may be Jeter should buy him a house.

      GET OVER IT, Jeter was exhausted and needs his body to recover, no more no less.

      Why don’t you give Jeter a break and stop with the finger pointing and the blame. It’s tough being out there coming back from an injury and going through the vigorous training to get back into your natural health standing and to prove you are eligible to meet with the rest of the team.

      A FAN, that you are not, especially not a Yankee fan, you sound like a sore loser of the METS fan club!

      1. A FAN says:

        No, not because I say so, because its the right thing to do. How old are you? That you are so blinded by “Corporate Yankee Organization” who could care less about you.

      2. A FAN says:

        Not to exhausted to come back and hit his 3000 hit????? Maybe he became exhaused after getting his 3,000 hit. Poor Jeter………..Sorry, Yankee fan or not , clearly he thinks only of himself

    2. Paul D says:

      You’re the one that sounds like a child. See, I’m looking for an organization to care about me and my problems. Maybe some corporate honcho that can adopt me and give me free stuff. And I truly care about the All-Star Game and who shows up for it. See, somewhere along the line I’ve lost my grip with reality and have to rely on second hand sources for my joy and sense of worth. I have become A FAN. P.S If you’re speaking on the behalf of your child then disregard this comment. If you are speaking for yourself as a grown man, then I can’t do nothing for ya.

  24. Adam says:

    I can’t believe people are making such a huge deal out of this. Yes, Derek could have flown to Phoenix to tip his cap to fans who voted him in and in the wake of his incredible day Saturday. But this was his decision, and I think with everything Derek has accomplished, he should have the right to take a few days off here if he feels he needs it. He’s barely a week removed from coming back from his calf injury, and was under a lot of mental pressure to get hit #3000 at home before the break. He obviously feels he needs to recharge his batteries a bit and get himself ready physically and mentally for the Yanks’ second half. That should be his primary concern. What’s wrong with that? After all, he’s 37, not 27. Give the guy a break!!

    By the way, Carton’s a creep..End of conversation!!

    1. BROWN says:

      Adam, his to you, CHEERS! You are 100% correct, CHEERS!

      1. A FAN says:

        This, from one idiot to another…………………………….

    2. Diana says:

      Adam
      You are so right! People forget sometimes that Jeter as well as other athletes do not owe us anything. When we buy a ticket the profit is going to a corporation that then pays its employees the athlete. If it weren’t for us fans the organizations wouldn’t make the money to pay the athletes; but is our choice to buy that ticket, that doesn’t mean Jeter or any player owe us something, especially something as unimportant as the All Star festivities. i would rather he his menatlly and physically healthy to help the team get to the world series.

  25. Ant928 says:

    If anything he *could* show up to appear but the game is meaningless! Home field advantage my a**.

    Besides after 12 times, let him take a breather, let some other kid play.

  26. dabooch says:

    “Now batting Derek Jeta”, didn’t attend Bob’s funeral but still uses his breathe. Time off is precious to Jeet, he’s 37 but he’s beat up, he’s coming off a injury. This is the last time the fans will vote for El’ Capitain, but he doesn’t need anymore accolades.

  27. BROWN says:

    YOU CAN’T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS!

    I respect Jeter’s decision not going to the All Star game, respect his decision to the fullest.

    Yes, he made history over the weekend, yes, he opted out of this years All Star game (first time in his career), give him a dang break.

    This guy just game from being injured, and if you know it or not, when you are going through tripple A and working out DAILY, that is more strain on your body then playing a game everyday for seven days straight.

    Jeter understood that his fans (Yankees fans) wanted to celebrate with him at home getting his 3000th hit at home, so he worked on please ing his fans, while being sluggish and not 100%, cut him some slack.

    Jeter figured now would be a great time to get himself some rest and ready for the second half of the season so he could do all of the magical things that he once did. Jeter apparently still have the goodies in the bag that he once showed daily in his at bats and in the field, so let him show us how he became a great New York Yankeee. Let him get his well deserved rest and return to the regular season (healthy) and compete for the WORLD SERIES, period.

    So what if those other lame players try to state that they come every year hurt or not to the All Star game, they do that because they love the spot light and wouldn’t miss the opportunity to be in it. But when you are a huge asset to your team/organization, you do your best at making sure you ca do whatever it is to be your best.

    Jeter may have reach his 3000th hit over the weekend and skipped this year’s all star game, but he gave a reson which he did not have to do and he was honest about it all. He wanted to rest his body because after retuning from being injured and working out to get back into shape, his body really needed a rest. Rest Jeter, worry none.

    Let me just say this, the real true Yankees/Jeter fans are supporting his decision to not over work his body and to get himself better for the second half. Everyone one is not selfish and wants to see Jeter rush down t the dessert to play in a all Star game and then return home tired and possibly aggravating his leg again because he didn’t rest. Jeter, us, TRUE Yankees/Jeter fans respect you and your decision and we will see you when you are back healthy and rested, in pin stripes!

    If Jeter was to have gone to the game and injured his leg again or returned and looked drained out and couldn’t perform, you fools would then be saying the total opposite of what you are bashing him on today, YOU CAN’T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS!

    Thank you

    LOYAL Yankees fan since, Thurman Munster, Reggie Jackson, days!
    Loyal Yankees fan since Thurman Monster/Reggie Jackson, days!

  28. William says:

    Yeah, like the All-Star game is important. No one should be force to attended, period. Jeter has been to 11 already. He just got back from an injury. It’s more important for him to be ready for the second half & possibly the post season & healthy then to attend a meaningless game.

    Reyes is there on the advice of his agent, why, because there will be many owners present. This is Reyes only 4th All-Game. It’s all showcase for Reyes even if he’s not playing.

    The Yankees have four (4) other players there to represent the team. Life will go on if Jeter does not attend the All-Star game.

    For all those criticizing Jeter, get over it & get a life as well.

    1. K says:

      Reyes will have to remember when he gets to 11 ASG that gives him freedom to not go if he would like. The problem is that many of the younger players wanting to go for the first time could have had a shot at going if fans new they were voting Jeter and new he wasn’t going to play. If he isn’t on the DL he should be fine to play, especially when players are getting bonuses for being selected to. Go play it’s you job

  29. Pete says:

    Jeter just can throw a ball, but to expect more from him is not in the cards. I stopped to be a fan when he accepted the 3000 hit ball from that poor boy in exchange for a few tickets. How cheap and low can you get!!

    1. BROWN says:

      DON’T MISLEAD OTHERS!

      @ william

      get your facts straight before you go around posting trash about Jeter.

      The Yankee organization accepted the ball from the young chap! Jeter was presented with the ball from the chap during a photo opt, just to be clear.

      When all of this took place, (OPEN YOUR EYES) Jeter was still on the field playing, he had no clue who had the ball and wasn’t concerned with that, he was still trying to win a game with HIS TEAM!

      Hal organized all of the gifts with the fan, not Jeter. Get your stones together and labeled correctly before tossing them in the wrong direction.

      If the young chap wanted money, he would have said so when they asked him what did he want in exchange for the ball.

      It’s not everyone who is hungry and ready to toss their own mother under the next trolley for a few dollars. Get a life william.

      This chap that gave the ball back and the reason he said he gave it back was out of love for the GAME and for JETER, he stated Jeter worked hard for what he accomplished today and the ball should be his! You need to have seen the chaps interview moments after he gave the ball back, the sit down interview he gave during the fourth inning.

      As mentioned before, Jeter should NOT have gone to play in the All Star game, his health is more important then to see if the American League can have home field advantage…REST WELL JETER.

      William, YOU are not a fan of Jeter’s anymore because you never was a fan….go back and kick rocks!

      1. BROWN says:

        CORRECTION…

        @ PETE, not WILLIAM

        MY MISTAKE…..

        MY previous post was not meant for WILLIAM,it was supposed to be for PETE….

    2. BROWN says:

      I made a mistake, my last post was for PETE, not william….my apologies.

      Pete is the fool in the room!

    3. BROWN says:

      Pete, please DO NOT MISLEAD OTHERS!

      @ Pete
      get your facts straight before you go around posting trash about Jeter.

      The Yankee organization accepted the ball from the young chap! Jeter was presented with the ball from the chap during a photo opt, just to be clear.

      When all of this took place, (OPEN YOUR EYES) Jeter was still on the field playing, he had no clue who had the ball and wasn’t concerned with that, he was still trying to win a game with HIS TEAM!

      Hal organized all of the gifts with the fan, not Jeter. Get your stones together and labeled correctly before tossing them in the wrong direction.

      If the young chap wanted money, he would have said so when they asked him what did he want in exchange for the ball.

      It’s not everyone who is hungry and ready to toss their own mother under the next trolley for a few dollars. Get a life Pete.

      This chap that gave the ball back and the reason he said he gave it back was out of love for the GAME and for JETER, he stated Jeter worked hard for what he accomplished today and the ball should be his! You need to have seen the chaps interview moments after he gave the ball back, the sit down interview he gave during the fourth inning.

      As mentioned before, Jeter should NOT have gone to play in the All Star game, his health is more important then to see if the American League can have home field advantage…REST WELL JETER.

      Pete, YOU are not a fan of Jeter’s anymore because you never was a fan….go back and kick rocks!

  30. brooklyn4ever says:

    Come on Princess Derek, you can sleep on the plane and catch some rest so you won’t be as emotionally or physically exhausted when you land so you will be able to make an appearance at the All Star Game. Poor baby!

  31. The Motivator says:

    In addition, if you aren’t on the Disabled List, you should be required to go. The fact that the AL is playing with their 6th best squad makes homefield advantage in the World Series hard to attain.

  32. The Motivator says:

    I’m the biggest Yankee fan there is and I think he should have gone to Phoenix. There’s no reason why he can’t go and get the recognition from the league for 300 hits and honor the contract he has with the FANS.

    1. The Motivator says:

      3000* sorry

  33. K says:

    If he is not on the DL he should be there. If he is that concerned about his calf that he can not play the maybe 3 innings he was play than he should still be on the DL

  34. Wig Wam Willie says:

    Fan voting is IRRELEVANT. Being named an “All-Star” or an “MVP” is part of their contracts.

  35. lana says:

    As a fan I would like to see him there. Especially since the fans voted him in. But at the end of the day, the Yankee season is more important than the all star game.

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