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Rain, Rays cut Jeter's chances for a quick 3,000

Posted on: July 8, 2011 7:56 pm
Edited on: July 8, 2011 8:29 pm
 
NEW YORK -- The simple facts are these:

Derek Jeter didn't get any hits Friday night because the Yankees and Rays didn't play.

Jeter now has two home games remaining, and not three, to get his 3,000th hit at home.

And any fan who paid a scalper a huge price for a Friday night ticket, hoping to see the 3,000th hit, now has either a ticket for a makeup game on Sept. 22 or a rain check to exchange for another game.

Sounds simple enough . . . except it wasn't.

It took hours for the Yankees and Rays to figure all that out. The Yankees said they wanted to play a split doubleheader Saturday, and the Rays said they didn't. The players' union got involved, because the basic agreement allows players to vote on whether to play split doubleheaders, in some cases.

"Right now, a lot of people are talking," Rays manager Joe Maddon said at one point, before ducking back into his office. "It's kind of a convoluted picture."

For purely baseball reasons, both teams had reasons to put off the makeup game. The Yankees are beat up (two regulars were going to be out of the lineup Friday), and so are the Rays (Johnny Damon wouldn't have played Friday, either).

"A doubleheader just beats everybody up -- especially in this stadium," Rays third baseman and player rep Evan Longoria said.

But there was 3,000. And there was money.

The Yankees want Jeter to get 3,000 at home. They want their fans to believe that they were fighting for Jeter to have every chance to do it at home.

But they also weren't willing to play a traditional doubleheader -- which they could have done without the Rays' agreement -- because they weren't willing to give up a huge gate.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said money also figured into their reasoning for wanting a split doubleheader Saturday. Tickets are easier to sell in July than in September, he pointed out.

The Rays didn't like that idea, and the Rays got their way.

"There's even more pressure on [Jeter] now," Yankees player rep Curtis Granderson said.

But he's still just two hits away from 3,000. And he still has two days -- and two home games -- to get it at Yankee Stadium.

"It's not like he's never going to get a hit again," Longoria said.

No, but he didn't get one Friday.



Category: MLB
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Since: Jan 11, 2008
Posted on: July 9, 2011 10:58 am
 

Rain, Rays cut Jeter's chances for a quick 3,000

MLB didn't decide anything.  Players Association rules required approval from both teams to schedule a Day-Night.  Rays would not have had a say if the Yankees had scheduled a 2-for-1.  Seems the Yankees desire to not lose the revenue from one game has more to do with Jeter losing a game this weekend to get his hits than any say the Rays have.




Since: May 2, 2011
Posted on: July 9, 2011 10:40 am
 

Rain, Rays cut Jeter's chances for a quick 3,000

knobler wants to polish jeter's knob - you would think this quest for 3,000 never happened before


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