No one is shedding a tear for A-Rod. Whether he misses 150 games or two seasons, engages himself in a long, bitter legal fight or finds himself with a Pete Rose-like lifetime ban, it doesn’t matter. His reputation cannot be restored.
Only the most jaded Jeter fans could ignore the obvious. Derek Jeter is older, slower, and injured. There will be a day when he can’t play anymore. Will it be this year or next?
Ripken said no one ever imagined the O’s would be where they currently are, and because of that he favors buck Showalter as AL Manager of the Year, but A’s skipper Bob Melvin is not too far behind.
Chipper Jones personified what sports and competition are all about.
Remember when you thought Derek Jeter was finished? Now it’s looking like 4,000 hits is a realistic possibility.
Not one of us figured 714, 892, 3508 or 2130 would ever be surpassed. They were baseball’s Magic Numbers. Well, decades later, we certainly know better.
The captain of the Yankees, a no-brainer Hall-of-Famer, no longer plays like one, and never will. The next time you’ll see Derek Jeter hit .330 is in syndication, or on his “Yankeeography.”
To paraphrase Bill Clinton in 1994 while discussing baseball’s labor angst, I don’t get why y’all can’t just figure out how to share a few billion dollars.