Kudos to Derek Jeter:He will become the first in pinstripes to 3,000 hits

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    EW YORK - The 3,000 Hit Club is an elite group of baseball’s greats. Musial. Ripken. Cobb. Mays. Not one of the 27, though, joined while wearing a Yankees uniform.

    Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig never did it. Neither did Joe DiMaggio or Mickey Mantle. Same for Bernie Williams and Don Mattingly. There’s an All-Star roll call of Yankees who came up short for reasons that include illness, injury, wartime service and, frankly, not being wanted any longer in win-now New York.

    No. 2 from Kalamazoo is about to change that.

    Sometime in the next week or so, Derek Jeter will hold up his right hand to ask the plate umpire for time, give his bat one more ritualistic twirl and then, perhaps take an iconic inside-out swing and send another liner to right field to become the 28th player - and first in four years - to reach the magic number.

    Entering the season needing 74 hits for 3,000, this spring was supposed to be more or less a victory lap for the 36-year-old team captain. Instead, it’s maybe been the most trying stretch in a charmed career, that after six hitless at-bats, began with a single off Seattle’s Tim Belcher on May 30, 1995.

    Jeter goes into this week seven away.

    "We’ve always tried to keep things in a positive perspective - that doesn’t mean we’re not realistic," said Charles Jeter, Derek’s dad. "One of the things I admire in my son is the fact that he’s able to not dwell on things and to say, ’I’m not going to talk about it’ and move on."

    The kid from Michigan’s ability to "move on" certainly has helped him unlike many other Yankees who played for the blustery George Steinbrenner in media-saturated New York.

    Hall of Famers Dave Winfield, Rickey Henderson and Wade Boggs all played in pinstripes before they reached 3,000. In fact, only one Yankees player has gotten a hit after getting there - Paul Waner’s last hit, No. 3,152, came during a seven at-bat stint with them in the mid-1940s.

    Winfield was one of those players run out of town despite going to eight straight All-Star games in nearly a decade in the Bronx. He is all too familiar with the pitfalls of playing in New York and thinks it’s the toughest place to play, which could help explain why no Yankee has reached the milestone.

    "I would say it is, just because you have to really focus on playing ball each day more than anywhere else. So if you struggle along the way it could be difficult," said Winfield, an ESPN Baseball Tonight analyst. "They even gave Derek some grief early in the season."

    Jeter has managed to stay above the fray for most of his 16-plus consistently stellar seasons - when Steinbrenner criticized him for partying, the owner and young star turned the spat into a lighthearted TV commercial.

    Jeter did face the dark side of the organization this winter. General manager Brian Cashman challenged him to find a better offer during contentious contract negotiations that ended in a new three-year deal with a player’s option.

    Those surprisingly public talks were only the beginning. After hitting a career-low .270 last year, Jeter fiddled with his swing. As he slumped to a .219 average on April 20, he faced relentless scrutiny.

    Just when the 11-time All-Star shortstop started looking more confident at the plate after abandoning an attempt at a no-stride swing, Jeter got caught in the middle of Jorge Posada’s meltdown. The catcher-turned-designated hitter was dropped to No. 9 in the batting order and once again, Jeter was in the place he tries to avoid nearly as much as losing: the middle of turmoil.

    "For a while we weren’t even talking about baseball around here, so you can’t enjoy anything when you’re not talking about baseball," Jeter said.

    Still through it all, there was Jeter joking at the cage during batting practice or chatting up a young fan while in the on-deck circle.

    "I’m pretty sure he just thinks about going out there and winning a ballgame and everything takes care of itself," said Posada, a longtime friend and teammate. "He keeps everything away, the negativity he puts it behind. He’s very good at what he does and he’s been doing it for a long time so that helps."

    Sure, his .259 average doesn’t approach his career .312 mark, but Jeter has reached base in 22 of the 25 games since standing up for Posada. In Oakland, he passed Henderson’s franchise record for most steals with his 327th.

    Sports talk hosts, columnists and scouts may clamor that two weeks shy of his 37th birthday, Jeter is washed up as a star, but his No. 2 jersey is the No. 1 seller with fans. He’s only 1½ seasons removed from a fifth World Series title, winning the Roberto Clemente Award and being chosen as Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year - first Yankees player to earn that honor, too.

    "I think the way he’s gone about his business, with consistency and just as a professional, being just stubborn enough to be great. He’s been a joy to watch," Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson said. "He’s everybody’s favorite player."

    Confident, respectful and as graceful as one of his jump throws from the hole, Jeter won four World Series championships in his first five years. He’s noted for playing with a team-first, win-at-all-cost attitude - remember the catch and bloody dive into the stands against Boston.

    "He respects the game, he does everything the right way," Red Sox [team stats] manager Terry Francona said. "I’m a huge fan of his except for when he’s hitting."

    Major League Baseball plans to have a representative in attendance when Jeter reaches the mark, and at least a dozen licenses for gear commemorating the event will be issued. Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation is marking the occasion with DJ3K bracelets, and the Hall of Fame has talked to him about acquiring game-used mementoes from the day.

    "Three thousand hits is pretty good," Yankees great Yogi Berra said in an e-mail. "But I think Jeter cares more about winning than the other stuff."

    Always preferring to deflect attention away from himself and onto his teammates, Jeter has been reluctant to talk about the pursuit. He has said he does feel pressure to reach the mark at home, as he did in 2009 when he passed Gehrig for most career hits as a Yankee.

    "I’d be lying to you if I told you I haven’t been thinking about it," Jeter said after moving within seven hits Sunday. "It’s impossible for that not to be in your head, because I’m around that all the time."

    Winfield said the Minnesota Twins held him out of the lineup on the road several times, something he understood but wasn’t happy about, in order for the University of Minnesota star to notch the historic hit in front of his hometown fans.

    Yankees manager Joe Girardi is doing everything he can to keep Jeter in the lineup before he club begins a road trip to Chicago and Cincinnati on June 17.

    Returning home from a West Coast trip needing 14 hits in 10 games, Jeter has gone 7 for 28 (.250) in the first six.

    Craig Biggio, the last to reach 3,000 in June 2007, understands how those last few can be the hardest.

    "I was just grinding and working and not thinking about the number and just going out there playing and trying to win baseball games," the former Houston star said. "Then you get your hits along the way, scratch some off and finally get there. It’s an exciting time."

    When he does add Mr. 3,000 to the list of nicknames he’s earned - Captain Clutch, Mr. November - Jeter will be in some good company, at least until his next hit. He will tie Roberto Clemente, whose namesake award he won for excellence on the field and service off it in 2009.

    "That’s quite a welcome to the club," Charles Jeter said. "Not only in terms of baseball accomplishments but for his legacy."

    Once thought to have a chance at becoming just the third player with 4,000 hits, a more realistic number may be 3,500 - only five have done that.

    "That’s ways off," Winfield said. "There’s a lot that can happen."

     
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    Great.  Go post this on a Yankee board to people that might actually care. 
     
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    Wow, this is the first I heard about this, just wow.
     
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    [QUOTE]Photo by AP By Associated Press   N EW YORK - The 3,000 Hit Club is an elite group of baseball’s greats. Musial. Ripken. Cobb. Mays. Not one of the 27, though, joined while wearing a Yankees uniform. Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig never did it. Neither did Joe DiMaggio or Mickey Mantle. Same for Bernie Williams and Don Mattingly. There’s an All-Star roll call of Yankees who came up short for reasons that include illness, injury, wartime service and, frankly, not being wanted any longer in win-now New York. No. 2 from Kalamazoo is about to change that. Sometime in the next week or so, Derek Jeter will hold up his right hand to ask the plate umpire for time, give his bat one more ritualistic twirl and then, perhaps take an iconic inside-out swing and send another liner to right field to become the 28th player - and first in four years - to reach the magic number. Entering the season needing 74 hits for 3,000, this spring was supposed to be more or less a victory lap for the 36-year-old team captain. Instead, it’s maybe been the most trying stretch in a charmed career, that after six hitless at-bats, began with a single off Seattle’s Tim Belcher on May 30, 1995. Jeter goes into this week seven away. "We’ve always tried to keep things in a positive perspective - that doesn’t mean we’re not realistic," said Charles Jeter, Derek’s dad. "One of the things I admire in my son is the fact that he’s able to not dwell on things and to say, ’I’m not going to talk about it’ and move on." The kid from Michigan’s ability to "move on" certainly has helped him unlike many other Yankees who played for the blustery George Steinbrenner in media-saturated New York. Hall of Famers Dave Winfield, Rickey Henderson and Wade Boggs all played in pinstripes before they reached 3,000. In fact, only one Yankees player has gotten a hit after getting there - Paul Waner’s last hit, No. 3,152, came during a seven at-bat stint with them in the mid-1940s. Winfield was one of those players run out of town despite going to eight straight All-Star games in nearly a decade in the Bronx. He is all too familiar with the pitfalls of playing in New York and thinks it’s the toughest place to play, which could help explain why no Yankee has reached the milestone. "I would say it is, just because you have to really focus on playing ball each day more than anywhere else. So if you struggle along the way it could be difficult," said Winfield, an ESPN Baseball Tonight analyst. "They even gave Derek some grief early in the season." Jeter has managed to stay above the fray for most of his 16-plus consistently stellar seasons - when Steinbrenner criticized him for partying, the owner and young star turned the spat into a lighthearted TV commercial. Jeter did face the dark side of the organization this winter. General manager Brian Cashman challenged him to find a better offer during contentious contract negotiations that ended in a new three-year deal with a player’s option. Those surprisingly public talks were only the beginning. After hitting a career-low .270 last year, Jeter fiddled with his swing. As he slumped to a .219 average on April 20, he faced relentless scrutiny. Just when the 11-time All-Star shortstop started looking more confident at the plate after abandoning an attempt at a no-stride swing, Jeter got caught in the middle of Jorge Posada’s meltdown. The catcher-turned-designated hitter was dropped to No. 9 in the batting order and once again, Jeter was in the place he tries to avoid nearly as much as losing: the middle of turmoil. "For a while we weren’t even talking about baseball around here, so you can’t enjoy anything when you’re not talking about baseball," Jeter said. Still through it all, there was Jeter joking at the cage during batting practice or chatting up a young fan while in the on-deck circle. "I’m pretty sure he just thinks about going out there and winning a ballgame and everything takes care of itself," said Posada, a longtime friend and teammate. "He keeps everything away, the negativity he puts it behind. He’s very good at what he does and he’s been doing it for a long time so that helps." Sure, his .259 average doesn’t approach his career .312 mark, but Jeter has reached base in 22 of the 25 games since standing up for Posada. In Oakland, he passed Henderson’s franchise record for most steals with his 327th. Sports talk hosts, columnists and scouts may clamor that two weeks shy of his 37th birthday, Jeter is washed up as a star, but his No. 2 jersey is the No. 1 seller with fans. He’s only 1½ seasons removed from a fifth World Series title, winning the Roberto Clemente Award and being chosen as Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year - first Yankees player to earn that honor, too. "I think the way he’s gone about his business, with consistency and just as a professional, being just stubborn enough to be great. He’s been a joy to watch," Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson said. "He’s everybody’s favorite player." Confident, respectful and as graceful as one of his jump throws from the hole, Jeter won four World Series championships in his first five years. He’s noted for playing with a team-first, win-at-all-cost attitude - remember the catch and bloody dive into the stands against Boston. "He respects the game, he does everything the right way," Red Sox [ team stats ] manager Terry Francona said. "I’m a huge fan of his except for when he’s hitting." Major League Baseball plans to have a representative in attendance when Jeter reaches the mark, and at least a dozen licenses for gear commemorating the event will be issued. Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation is marking the occasion with DJ3K bracelets, and the Hall of Fame has talked to him about acquiring game-used mementoes from the day. "Three thousand hits is pretty good," Yankees great Yogi Berra said in an e-mail. "But I think Jeter cares more about winning than the other stuff." Always preferring to deflect attention away from himself and onto his teammates, Jeter has been reluctant to talk about the pursuit. He has said he does feel pressure to reach the mark at home, as he did in 2009 when he passed Gehrig for most career hits as a Yankee. "I’d be lying to you if I told you I haven’t been thinking about it," Jeter said after moving within seven hits Sunday. "It’s impossible for that not to be in your head, because I’m around that all the time." Winfield said the Minnesota Twins held him out of the lineup on the road several times, something he understood but wasn’t happy about, in order for the University of Minnesota star to notch the historic hit in front of his hometown fans. Yankees manager Joe Girardi is doing everything he can to keep Jeter in the lineup before he club begins a road trip to Chicago and Cincinnati on June 17. Returning home from a West Coast trip needing 14 hits in 10 games, Jeter has gone 7 for 28 (.250) in the first six. Craig Biggio, the last to reach 3,000 in June 2007, understands how those last few can be the hardest. "I was just grinding and working and not thinking about the number and just going out there playing and trying to win baseball games," the former Houston star said. "Then you get your hits along the way, scratch some off and finally get there. It’s an exciting time." When he does add Mr. 3,000 to the list of nicknames he’s earned - Captain Clutch, Mr. November - Jeter will be in some good company, at least until his next hit. He will tie Roberto Clemente, whose namesake award he won for excellence on the field and service off it in 2009. "That’s quite a welcome to the club," Charles Jeter said. "Not only in terms of baseball accomplishments but for his legacy." Once thought to have a chance at becoming just the third player with 4,000 hits, a more realistic number may be 3,500 - only five have done that. "That’s ways off," Winfield said. "There’s a lot that can happen."
    Posted by GL'SFRANK[/QUOTE]
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      I`m going to agree with the previous poster that you should really go post this on a Yankee board where people actually give a rats *zz.
      That said,let me point out a couple things about your hero Jeter.( I like Jeter and respect him very much) BUT!!
      Have you looked at the numbers?
                     Games    AB    runs   hits   2B   3B   HR  RBI    BB  SO    AVG
       Jeter        2356     9581 1724  2993 477  62  236  1155 971 1603  .312
      Gehrig       2164     8001 1888  2721  534 163 493  1995 1508 790  .340
      Ruth         2084     7217  1959  2518 424 106 659  1971 1852 1122 .349
      Mantle      2401     8102  1677  2415  344 72  536  1509  1733 1710 .298
     DiMaggio    1736     6821  1390  2214  389  131 361 1537 790   369   .325
      
      Jeter is just another very GOOD ballplayer that is a product of his environment.
     
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    Oh, that's great.  There are 27 other players who have 3000 hits
     
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    Have you looked at the numbers?
    Games AB runs hits 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
    Jeter 2356 9581 1724 2993 477 62 236 1155 971 1603 .312
    Gehrig 2164 8001 1888 2721 534 163 493 1995 1508 790 .340
    Ruth 2084 7217 1959 2518 424 106 659 1971 1852 1122 .349
    Mantle 2401 8102 1677 2415 344 72 536 1509 1733 1710 .298
    DiMaggio 1736 6821 1390 2214 389 131 361 1537 790 369 .325

    Jeter is just another very GOOD ballplayer that is a product of his environment.


    LMAO

    he's
       '' just ''    when you compare him to


    Gehrig, Ruth, Mantle & DiMaggio

    what a silly thing to say
    djbosox2004
     
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    Exactly, it's one of those "I don't care, Tommy Lee Jones, (in the Fugitive)" moments...when the train derailed and the fugitive was loose...a guy said, you know he may be innocent"...."I don't care, bring him in, find him"
     
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    and the captain didn't do it against Boston...let him collect them against the tampa bay devil dawgs, toronto, baltimore, etc...and all those AAA teams in MLB...many that should have been contracted, but for Bud Selig.  Now Bud wants the Houston lostros in the AL..maybe the captain can get even more swings against today's mediocre pitching
     
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    Hell, I have no problem tipping my Red Sox cap to Jeter. Other than his awful choice of uniforms, I have nothing against the guy. He's always been a class act.

    Amazing that Ruth was a career .342 hitter but didn't have 3,000 hits. I guess 2,062 walks will do that.
     
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    [QUOTE]  Have you looked at the numbers? Games AB runs hits 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG Jeter 2356 9581 1724 2993 477 62 236 1155 971 1603 .312 Gehrig 2164 8001 1888 2721 534 163 493 1995 1508 790 .340 Ruth 2084 7217 1959 2518 424 106 659 1971 1852 1122 .349 Mantle 2401 8102 1677 2415 344 72 536 1509 1733 1710 .298 DiMaggio 1736 6821 1390 2214 389 131 361 1537 790 369 .325 Jeter is just another very GOOD ballplayer that is a product of his environment. LMAO he's    '' just ''    when you compare him to Gehrig, Ruth, Mantle & DiMaggio what a silly thing to say djbosox2004
    Posted by pinstripezac32[/QUOTE]
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      Sorry Zac but you know just as well as I do baseball history is predominatly based on stats.
      So why is my comparison so silly?
       I did`nt discredit Jeter in any way shape or form. Just offering stats.
     

     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Kudos to Derek Jeter:He will become the first in pinstripes to 3,000 hits :   It's sad that you have announced that no one here cares about this milestone.  Hopefully, someone will come forward and dispute that. 3000 hits is 3000 hits, minimize that feat all you want, but only 27 players have done it, so you may as well research them to minimize their achievement, too. Somewhere out there is a Sox fan who isn't blinded by the Yankee pinstripes.Hope to hear from them.
    Posted by prknsdnld[/QUOTE]
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      Where did I say that it was`nt a milestone? I`ve NEVER said anything but good things about Jeter.
       We all know Jeter is going on 3,000 and deservedly so.But we see it everyday in the media. We don`t need old "Flembag Frank" copy and pasting a 3 page disertation reminding us.
      If you paste it, then expect the repercussions. Like i said,go crow on a Yankee board.You know he does it just to annoy.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Kudos to Derek Jeter:He will become the first in pinstripes to 3,000 hits : =================================================   Sorry Zac but you know just as well as I do baseball history is predominatly based on stats.   So why is my comparison so silly?    I did`nt discredit Jeter in any way shape or form. Just offering stats.  
    Posted by djbosox2004[/QUOTE]


    So why is my comparison so silly?


    ok djbosox2004,

    you pick another word

    for comparing a SS with some of the all time great power hitting OF/ 1B


    the more i think about it

    silly might of be to kind

    I did`nt discredit Jeter in any way shape or form. Just offering stats.

    well that's true

    we just arn't sure if that was your intention or not ;-)





    one thing we sort of agree on is

    while I think the topic belongs here

    I don't think a yankeefan should have started the thread

    then again I'm not so sure this GL'SFRANK is really a nyyfan

     
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    Yeah, right, I'm sure Derek Jeter  would have been much prouder of having a few more WS rings in the last 12 years than 3000 hits!
     
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    [QUOTE]Hell, I have no problem tipping my Red Sox cap to Jeter. Other than his awful choice of uniforms, I have nothing against the guy. He's always been a class act. Amazing that Ruth was a career .342 hitter but didn't have 3,000 hits. I guess 2,062 walks will do that.
    Posted by LloydDobler[/QUOTE]
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      I agree 100% Lloyd. And as i`ve said here and to my many Yankee freinds thaat I have the utmost respect for Jeter as to me,he is the epitomy of a "PROFESSIONAL" ballplayer on and off the field.
      I was just offering stats,like you did,but actually Ruth had only 1852 walks but he also had 536 Hrs. Huge difference.
       I`m not saying that Jeter isn`t any less deserving,just not as much as some people would like to give.3,000 is 3,000. Nothing taken away.
     (don`t you guys know when someone is trying to rub another the wrong way)hence the OP 
     
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    Every day my local paper in CT, since the season started, shows a picture of Jeter with the countdown on the first sports page.

    I am real happy that Jeter will reach this soon, so they will take his freaking mug off the damn sports page.    Congratulations, yippie, now lets move on to guys who don't look or play like an old timer.

    Nothing worse than living one town over the imaginary Yankee territory line. 

     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Kudos to Derek Jeter:He will become the first in pinstripes to 3,000 hits : So why is my comparison so silly? ok djbosox2004, you pick another word for comparing a SS with some of the all time great power hitting OF/ 1B the more i think about it silly might of be to kind I did`nt discredit Jeter in any way shape or form. Just offering stats. well that's true we just arn't sure if that was your intention or not ;-) one thing we sort of agree on is while I think the topic belongs here I don't think a yankeefan should have started the thread then again I'm not so sure this GL'SFRANK is really a nyyfan
    Posted by pinstripezac32[/QUOTE]
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     I`m not so sure either.This was more to rub him the wrong way and I know how some people are very stat oriented so I was making sure that I backed up my jab.
      As I told Lloyd,i have the utmost respect for him as a ballplayer and a person.
      If I offended any of the real Yankee fans on here I apologize.
     
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    It is kind of amazing that with all the great players that the Yankees have had that they didn't have a 3,000-hit hitter.

    DiMaggio had the war. Mantle injuries. Ruth pitching. I guess it shows you how special 3,000 hits is.
     
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    This was more to rub him the wrong way

    I got it.............now

    cheers djbosox2004, 

    I hope you have been able to watch
     
    the games durring this hot streak











    while it lasted ;-)
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Kudos to Derek Jeter:He will become the first in pinstripes to 3,000 hits : ==========================================================   I agree 100% Lloyd. And as i`ve said here and to my many Yankee freinds thaat I have the utmost respect for Jeter as to me,he is the epitomy of a "PROFESSIONAL" ballplayer on and off the field.   I was just offering stats,like you did,but actually Ruth had only 1852 walks but he also had 536 Hrs. Huge difference.    I`m not saying that Jeter isn`t any less deserving,just not as much as some people would like to give.3,000 is 3,000. Nothing taken away.  (don`t you guys know when someone is trying to rub another the wrong way)hence the OP 
    Posted by djbosox2004[/QUOTE]

    Good point, you're talking about his totals with NYY. But his home run total with NYY, according to baseball-reference.com, was 659.

     
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    Let me know when the captain's batting avg. rises above 250 toward 300 and they capture another WS ring
     
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    prknsdnld:

    You are more than welcome to congratulate as many Yankee accomplishments as you like. I will not. They are our rivals and have been giving us crap for decades now. Why be gracious to the personification of arrogance and entitlement?  I am not a fan of the game because I refuse to praise Yankee accomplishments?  Please.

    If I were to go on to a Yankee board and post a worshipful article of a member of the Red Sox, you and I know I would get all kinds of flack from the Yankee fans who would have nothing but ugly comments in response. It's commendable that some Red Sox fans can be gracious and complementary to the Yankees. But don't expect to get anything in return.

     
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    Re: Kudos to Derek Jeter:He will become the first in pinstripes to 3,000 hits

    In Response to Re: Kudos to Derek Jeter:He will become the first in pinstripes to 3,000 hits:
    [QUOTE]This was more to rub him the wrong way I got it.............now cheers djbosox2004,  I hope you have been able to watch   the games durring this hot streak while it lasted ;-)
    Posted by pinstripezac32[/QUOTE]
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      Trust me,I get the baseball package and watch all the games.
       And yes,i`m ejoying it while is "lasts", (current tense)lol
      But trust me,i`m not one to crow until the last kernell is plucked.I have a yearly running bet with one of my Yankee freinds and as usual,i`m leading early.(Sox vs yanks for the seaon.Tie breaker is who finishes better in the division) 
     Needless to say, his wardrobe has been very much enhanced by yours truly.He reminded me of this very fact this afternoon while I was reminding him that "it ain`t over `til it`s over" LOL,,  Cheers back at you.
     
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