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2/14/14 5:39 A

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Jeter's status as a Yankee made me a complete non-fan of his. Provincialism dies hard for me, or does not die at all. Ditto Rivera last year.

A member of any other team and fine. Just not them.

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2/14/14 12:32 A

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I for one have always liked Derek Jeter. I always wished I could have seen him and Cal Ripken play together. That would have been sweet. I have always thought the classed up not just the Yankees (and they are overall a classy orgianization) but he classed up MLB.

That said.

Way too much attention was paid to him getting his 3000th hit. ALl the nets following him around that summer to breathlessly report on his every at bat until he got that hit. I don't recall them doing that for any other player. Not for their 3000th hit. Pete Rose passing Ty Cobb didn't get as much coverage as Jeter getting 3000. Yes they followed Cal RIpken breaking Lou Gehrig's record, but that is a one time thing.

And if one reads Yahoo! sports ... I mean ... can they really cover the Yankees any more than they do? My God this year it will be New York Yankees/Yahoo! sports so they can follow Jeter's farewell tour. Only two days and I am already sooooo tired of the Jeter retiring story.

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