PHOENIX - One of the hot-button issues of the All-Star Game has been the no-shows, specifically Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter not being here even though he was elected as the starter and is not on the disabled list. He went 5-5 Saturday as he eclipsed 3,000 hits. There seems to be a buzz among some fans and media that Jeter owed it to the fans and even his fellow All-Stars to play in the game. Commissioner Bud Selig doesn't agree.
"I know what Derek Jeter is going through and his situation," Selig told the on-hand media. "If I were in his place, I would have made the same decision as Derek Jeter."
"Any suggestion I'm not happy with Jeter is false," Selig continued. "There isn't a player I'm more proud of in the last 15 years than Derek Jeter."
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"Chipper Jones wanted to be here, but he's in the hospital today and obviously can't be here," Selig said.
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