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Jeter's greatness

Posted on: September 10, 2009 8:02 am
Edited on: September 10, 2009 10:09 am
 
It goes beyond any pure number.

He's the face of the sport.

He doesn't kill dogs.

He doesn't get arrested.

He's not a flatulent waste of talent like John Daly.

There are no steroid accusations.

No baby momma issues.

No morbid acts of stupidity on the field.

No drunk driving arrests.

Just great baseball and production of the right kind of drama.

Considering today's athlete those attributes might be the best Jeter record of all.

Category: MLB
Tags: Yankees
 
Comments

Since: Dec 13, 2006
Posted on: September 10, 2009 3:51 pm
 

Jeter's greatness

When I last checked it's not illegal or immoral to date the opposite sex.  Is it illegal or immoral to lie on your resume about a college degree you did not earn? 



Since: Sep 10, 2009
Posted on: September 10, 2009 3:40 pm
 

Jeter's greatness

Jeter's single and is allowed to date. You can't compare him with A-ROd who was married and was therefore cheating.
Jeter is great because he IS a talented professional athlete who is also a good role model and does some wonderful things in various communities.




Since: Sep 23, 2006
Posted on: September 10, 2009 3:33 pm
 

Jeter's greatness

I hated the Red Sox growing up, but when I think of some of the players on the teams in the 70's, I really respected them.  Especially Rice and Dewey Evans (I remember that cannon of an arm.  Guys just don;t throw like that anymore!).




Since: Jan 10, 2007
Posted on: September 10, 2009 3:33 pm
 

Jeter's greatness

When I last checked it's not illegal or immoral to date the opposite sex.  Even Republican conservatives would agree.  If you're counting his girlfriends his girlfriends it's out of jealousy.  Jeter is a family man as he is close to his parents and sister(s).  If you were good looking like Jeter, you'd date a lot also, admit it.  There are a lot of good family men in baseball and Jeter is one of them.  Freeman should not have complimented Jeter for not killing dogs or breaking the law but rather for being the guy that players in both leagues admire the most for his sportsmanship, class and talent.



Since: Jan 10, 2007
Posted on: September 10, 2009 3:27 pm
 

Jeter's greatness

What Freeman is getting wrong is complimenting Jeter for not being a low-life criminal.  Many major leaguers aren't low-life criminals but family men who live right.  What Freeman should've done was to compliment Jeter for standing out as the classiest and most decent among the good and decent players in baseball and sports as a whole... Jeter is in the Gehrig category of good guy.  Not just that he doesn't kill dogs...



Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: September 10, 2009 2:59 pm
 

Jeter's greatness

Nice tribute and very true. I don't know how many people saw him tie the record last night. Standing ovation from the stands and his dugout. Even cheers from the classy opposing dugout. Meanwhile Jeter was poised on first base staring at the pitcher waiting to take his leadoff.

The Yanks were down 2-0 and now the tying run was at the plate...



Since: Apr 14, 2009
Posted on: September 10, 2009 2:35 pm
 

Jeter's greatness

Jeter hasn't slept with Madonna though...



Since: Apr 14, 2009
Posted on: September 10, 2009 2:33 pm
 

Jeter's greatness

Get a life... It's good, seriously.



Since: Dec 28, 2007
Posted on: September 10, 2009 1:25 pm
 

Jeter's greatness

Whatever dude. he doesn't break any laws and has never been accused of beating up any of the women he hasn't have any illegitimate kids.  There is nothing wromg with dating. if the women weren't supermodels you would not have even commented. If there are no real off-field issues then you can't point to this as a negative on his baseball or personal credentials.



Since: Sep 24, 2008
Posted on: September 10, 2009 12:27 pm
 

Jeter's greatness

Jeter represents everything that's great about sports. You don't need to be a Yankee fan to appreciate him, but should just feel good that athletes like him still exist.  A future Hall of Famer for all the right reasons.


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