Friday, July 16, 2010

Say what you want about Derek Jeter... he gets it

He's a guy who understands exactly who he is and what his role is with the team.

He knows that he represents the link to Gehrig, DiMaggio, Mantle, Berra and Ford.
He knows that when there is a tremendous shift in Yankeedom, they don't turn to A-Rod or the latest superstar.

Losing Steinbrenner AND Bob Sheppard back to back? That's a double punch that nobody could have imagined.

He is self aware of his role and knows that someday he'll have a monument out there.

He's entered that territory for Boston fans that Magic Johnson eventually entered:
You couldn't stand to face him, but you have to respect him.

And to think the Marlins almost got him for Bryan Harvey!

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  1. Then why did Jeter, and the entire Yankees team, pass on Mr. Sheppard's funeral yesterday? Caused a bit of a furor in the NY papers today.

  2. That is a Good Question Q, Don LeGreca and the 1050 Afternoon Crew asked the same question and I wonder too. Maybe one of the few times He dropped the ball
    But overall I agree with Sully.

  3. Do we know all the facts, Q?
    Did the Sheppard family want a private funeral?

    I am no Yankee lover, but they do honor their legends well, so I won't condemn them for something that I don't know all the facts for

  4. It wasn't private, Sully. Check out this column from my friend, Lisa, a dedicated Yankees fan. It will shed some more light on it: