Posted 13 February 2014 - 06:26 PM
"Derek Jeter Day" is one thing. This will be "Derek Jeter Season". There's no other reason to do it. The "distraction" of not knowing if he is coming back is lesser than the distraction of the spending a whole season kissing his ass rather than focusing on baseball.
And I was really only joking about the prizes. When Mariano met Metallica and they gave him that guitar, I was 99% sure he had no idea who they were.
It is not going to be some major distraction. For one, there's plenty of other storylines to follow with the Yankees: Robertson taking over the closer role, Tex coming back from injury, the performances of their big free agent signings. I already posted why it makes sense from just about every standpoint...you seem determined to make this whole thing a lot more than it really is, and to try to find a downside when there really isn't one. There will be some tributes here and there, but Jeter answered many of the questions about his retirement and post-career life in his statement already. The big articles about him calling it quits have already been written. You'll see them spike up again as the season ends, but during the season, this is not going to be that big of a deal...a lot of the angles that this can be covered from will be touched on in spring training. And sometimes you've just got to use your brain...Jeter has never been an attention whore, or thought of as such. If you want to see a prime example of a pure attention whore, look no further than Rodriguez, Alex.
It's like I said previously, someone will always bitch no matter what the approach. If he didn't announce it and said "I knew I was going to retire at the end of the year, just kept it to myself", you'd have fans bitching about "Geez, if he had said something earlier, I would've gone to more games to see him play, why didn't he say anything?"
Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 13 February 2014 - 08:10 PM.
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