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Jeter’s final All Star Game.

Deh-Rick Gee-Tah!

[Pictures Via: It's a Long Season]

67 comments

1 Sliced Bread   ~  Jul 15, 2014 6:01 pm

Wow, I've never seen that soccer pic of Jeter! Serious looking kid.

2 MSM35   ~  Jul 15, 2014 6:21 pm

Great hair! I think he wishes he had it still.

3 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jul 15, 2014 6:56 pm

Go Baseball! I kind of dig all the crazy hats.

4 rbj   ~  Jul 15, 2014 7:09 pm

Phew, made it home. I hate it when your plane has to abort the take off. And the turbulence for most all of the flight

5 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jul 15, 2014 7:18 pm

[4] Sounds like the Yankees' first half.

6 rbj   ~  Jul 15, 2014 7:20 pm

Not pastadivingjeter, but still safe.

7 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jul 15, 2014 7:21 pm

Holy shit! Almost.

8 rbj   ~  Jul 15, 2014 7:30 pm

Ah, Bob Shepard intro.

9 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jul 15, 2014 7:31 pm

He'll yeah!

10 Alex Belth   ~  Jul 15, 2014 7:31 pm

Nice ovation. Reality is so much better than advertising. That somber Nike Ad is horseshit.

And now…A DOUBLE!

11 rbj   ~  Jul 15, 2014 7:31 pm

Double!

12 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jul 15, 2014 7:34 pm

[10] Missed that, is it a Jeter tribute?

[11] Two-bagger! I'm late again..think Waingro grooved one to him?

13 rbj   ~  Jul 15, 2014 7:35 pm

And now a run scored!

14 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jul 15, 2014 7:36 pm

Wow, so much nasty snark about Jeter on Twitter..so lame. Rob Neyer is such a Yankee-hating d#ick

15 rbj   ~  Jul 15, 2014 7:37 pm

Robbie, for shame!

16 Alex Belth   ~  Jul 15, 2014 7:37 pm

10) It is and you'll see it. It's so somber it verges on parody. It features of host of celebrities--jocks and entertainers--and some regular folk. When they cut to Billy Crystal, I was like, CHECK PLEASE.

I prefer to appreciate Jeter the player, Jeter the Yankee on the field. Not in the name of selling fucking sneakers.

17 RIYank   ~  Jul 15, 2014 7:37 pm

[10] The ad made my mom cry, so shut up.

;)

18 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jul 15, 2014 7:37 pm

Me likey. My last high school hit was a triple with a head first slide. : )

19 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jul 15, 2014 7:38 pm

Kaboom!

20 Alex Belth   ~  Jul 15, 2014 7:38 pm

14) This isn't a good age to be revered because right behind it is a backlash. Both are exaggerated.

21 rbj   ~  Jul 15, 2014 7:38 pm

Miggy will do that.

22 RIYank   ~  Jul 15, 2014 7:38 pm

Adam Wainwright is feeling very thankful that he pitches in the National League.

23 Alex Belth   ~  Jul 15, 2014 7:38 pm

17) Chump.

LOL

24 RIYank   ~  Jul 15, 2014 7:39 pm

What a nightmare. You've coughed up three runs in the first inning, and now you're pitching to Jose Bautista.

25 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jul 15, 2014 7:40 pm

[16] I didn't like the ad either. The best part of Jeter's retirement will be less Billy Crystal.

26 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jul 15, 2014 7:40 pm

[16] I agree on all that. Billy Crystal..yikes..

Meanwhile in South Florida, A-Rod sits polishing his Silver-Slugger awards, muttering 'it was a loosey-goosey time..loosey-goosey..they were just like tic-tacs..' as a local GLOW starlet rubs his shoulders..

27 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jul 15, 2014 7:45 pm

[26] I read your post last night but it was late. I only heard Hamilton's Homer Derby on the Radio. Whoever it was went nuts and I loved every minute of it. I watched the highlights when I got home. I didn't see too much of last night other than seeing Stanton nearly hit one OUT of the Stadium.

28 RIYank   ~  Jul 15, 2014 7:45 pm

Hey, I get to root for Lester!

29 Alex Belth   ~  Jul 15, 2014 7:46 pm

When it's all said and done, Jeter is a great player whose had a remarkable career--playing in NYC, as a sex symbol in the Internet Era without ever fucking up (so far). He might be the logical successor to Michael Jordan as a corporate pitchman (Tiger, Kobe, Lance, all marred by scandal). And he's a complete mystery. Nobody in the public knows shit about him.

BUT…we've had the pleasure of watching him play. And he has been fun to watch.

That's what we get. Getting to appreciate a consummate pro. All the rest, all his marketing and image, is just as mind-numbingly dull as the next guy.

30 NYYfan22   ~  Jul 15, 2014 7:47 pm

hey all.

After Jeter's hit down the line, and Trout hitting a triple, I rememberd something I saw on TV earlier. Check out this video from 2:10

http://m.mlb.com/sea/video/topic/7417714/v34579349

31 RIYank   ~  Jul 15, 2014 7:49 pm

Aw, gawd, Lestah!

32 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jul 15, 2014 7:49 pm

Don't really mind seeing Lester get banged around. Fuck him.

33 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jul 15, 2014 7:52 pm

[30] Trout's built like a bull.

34 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jul 15, 2014 7:52 pm

Felix out already??

35 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jul 15, 2014 7:54 pm

[33] Free agent at 28..maybe he'll come back East?? Good Jersey boy, I hear..

36 RIYank   ~  Jul 15, 2014 7:59 pm

[34] They have 14 or 15 pitchers.

37 RIYank   ~  Jul 15, 2014 8:00 pm

[35] Yeah, he's going to be a quadrillionaire.

38 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jul 15, 2014 8:01 pm

[37] http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/t/troutmi01.shtml
Unreal stats.
He'll make 33million when he's 28..could be first 40mil a year player.

39 RIYank   ~  Jul 15, 2014 8:03 pm

Damn, now Jetes may not get another AB.

40 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jul 15, 2014 8:03 pm

Fox chooses stupid promos over showing the end of that replay. Stupid.

41 RIYank   ~  Jul 15, 2014 8:04 pm

[38] I know. Ten WAR in each of his first two seasons. That is unfathomable.

42 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jul 15, 2014 8:09 pm

[41] 30 hrs and 49SB as a 20-year old! I'm getting all warm and tingly at his BR page..

Looks like the Trout-Harper battle is pretty one-sided so far..

43 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jul 15, 2014 8:09 pm

booooooooo

44 rbj   ~  Jul 15, 2014 8:13 pm

You'd pitching?

45 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jul 15, 2014 8:13 pm

Gameday is showing what looks like a nasty slider by Darvish to strike out Puig..

46 rbj   ~  Jul 15, 2014 8:13 pm

Stupid autocorrect.

Yu's pitching?

47 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jul 15, 2014 8:14 pm

Man. Dudes are hitting rockets tonight.

48 RIYank   ~  Jul 15, 2014 8:18 pm

Another AB after all.

49 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jul 15, 2014 8:20 pm

Of course! : )

50 RIYank   ~  Jul 15, 2014 8:20 pm

Ahhhhhhhh.

51 rbj   ~  Jul 15, 2014 8:20 pm

Single for Jetes!

52 NYYfan22   ~  Jul 15, 2014 8:21 pm

So Jeterian!

53 rbj   ~  Jul 15, 2014 8:33 pm

Sniff.

54 rbj   ~  Jul 15, 2014 8:55 pm

Eyeshadow Miggy, don't want a broken arm in an exhibition game.

55 rbj   ~  Jul 15, 2014 9:02 pm

Um, eyeshadow = easy. ah, it's yeesh.

56 rbj   ~  Jul 15, 2014 9:05 pm

We'll I got up at three thirty in the morning, night all.

57 RIYank   ~  Jul 15, 2014 9:13 pm

Why can't we get pitchers like Clippard?

58 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jul 15, 2014 9:43 pm

G.Holland vs J.Harrison, feel that All-Star shine!

59 Boatzilla   ~  Jul 15, 2014 9:54 pm

Question: Why to ball players and fans have to stand and take their hat off during the singing of "God Bless America." It's not out national anthem. In fact there is nothing official about the song at all.

Why not do it for "Imagine" or "Turkey In The Straw" or "Yankee Doodle Dandy" or "Fuck The Police."

I don't get it. But taking off your had and standing at attention is about as far from patriotism as you can get, IMHO.

60 Boatzilla   ~  Jul 15, 2014 9:56 pm

ooops: "our [or America's] national anthem" "taking off your hat"

61 mhoward120   ~  Jul 15, 2014 10:22 pm

Playing God Bless America during the 7th inning was only a reaction to 9/11.
Now it strands as a symbol - and in the words of George Carlin, symbols are for the symbol-minded.

62 Boatzilla   ~  Jul 15, 2014 10:28 pm

[61] I like it! Thanks for clarifying. The Japanese do a lot of symbolic quasi-religious stuff, too. I'm always fighting with my wife about it.

Now my daughter bows before going under the tori (huge gate) into the shrine grounds (next door), which are big and beautiful enough to be our badminton court. I have stopped telling her it's bullshit. She'll find out some day on her own.

Of course, I still say "God bless you" when some one sneezes. Probably because no one else in this country does.

63 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jul 15, 2014 10:56 pm

[62] Dude, I always clap and bow when entering a shrine. You ever seen what angry Japanese shrine ghosts can do to non-believers? They'll 'eff your shiz up, man!

64 Boatzilla   ~  Jul 15, 2014 11:27 pm

[64] I take a whiz against the tori. Kind of like a baptism. Does that count?

65 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jul 15, 2014 11:45 pm

[64] I'm sure you're aware that one of the ancient rituals for the Emperor at Itsukushima-Shrine was to purify the grounds by spreading his urine..and one other male bodily function...but let's not go there, the Uyoku Trolls may attack us.

66 Boatzilla   ~  Jul 16, 2014 3:26 am

Aaaah, so that's how they white-wash the fences.

67 Chyll Will   ~  Jul 16, 2014 7:35 am

[66] "Tom Sawyer 2.0 - Time To Get Buk-Wild"

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