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Paul Pless
02-13-2014, 08:43 AM
Class act. I wish him success this year, just not against the Tigers. ;)

Just announced his retirement at the end of this season. . .

Ian McColgin
02-13-2014, 08:44 AM
Even Red Sox fans like him.

Soundbounder
02-13-2014, 09:01 AM
Even Red Sox fans like him.
Reminds me of the dynamic which existed between Yankee fans and Yastrzemski.

Makes me feel old. I remember Jeter's first full season in '96, and it doesn't seem that long ago.

Paul Pless
02-13-2014, 09:04 AM
Makes me feel old. I remember Jeter's first full season in '96, and it doesn't seem that long ago.

check out this card. . .

http://cconnect.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/1992-Front-Row-Draft-Picks-Derek-Jeter-Autograph-214x300.jpg

Gerarddm
02-13-2014, 11:23 AM
Everything A-Rod isn't.

bamamick
02-13-2014, 11:38 AM
One of, if not THE most respected professional athlete of my lifetime, and easily of his generation. When they talk about 'team captains' Jeter's face should be the illustration they use.

And no, I am no Yankees fan by any stretch.

Mickey Lake

John of Phoenix
02-13-2014, 11:41 AM
Definitely a class act. I wonder how he'd be as an announcer.

Garret
02-13-2014, 11:51 AM
Kinda like Cal Ripken. Now if only the Yankees could get an owner with Jeter's class..................

David W Pratt
02-13-2014, 12:03 PM
Wasn't Yaz from LI?

Soundbounder
02-13-2014, 12:17 PM
Wasn't Yaz from LI?The son of Southampton potato farmers.

I don't recall him being viewed though as some sort of hometown hero like Kareem, Hank Greenberg, or Boomer Esiason (before he was with the Jets) were. Yaz was always respected as being a very good player and an admirable person despite playing for a rival.

Garret
02-13-2014, 06:42 PM
Beantown sure viewed him as a hero!