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SPEAKING of Jeter…

Jeter will not be making an appearance tonight. Sorry, five-year-old Yankees fan whose father let you press the mouse button for the first time… just so you could vote on your pinstriped hero. You can’t even pronounce his name correctly yet, can you? I see it now… tearful lip quiver… dad-assisted mouse click… “Thissun’s fuh you, Deyawick Jeeetah!”

Alas, little Bobby, your vote doesn’t count. It’s like a real vote, except much, much more ridiculous. See, your hero? He’s not playing in the All-Star Game… no matter how many times Daddy lets you click the mouse.

Derek Jeter doesn’t feel like it.

No.

He’s not injured.

No.

He wasn’t yanked from the line up for improper footwear. No, Jeter and Roidriguez aren’t shooting up by the urinal.

Jeter chose not to come. Making this article from the Onion (yeah, so I didn’t boycott them. But I will. Starting… NOW) all the more funny.

“I think it’s too bad that Jeter in particular is not here,” National League Pres Bill Giles said, “because of what he accomplished over the weekend. I think it is a bit of a problem and baseball should study it.”

“I’m disappointed in players, without injury, who would decide not to come,” Diamondbacks President Derrick Hall said. “It’s something, as an industry, that we need to find a solution for.”

See, Derek, I don’t know if they teach you this in the pinstripe club, but the All-Star game? It’s not about you. It’s about the thousands of fans who, God knows why, voted for you. Clicked on your picture, Derek. Is it so hard to pop your head out of the dugout tonight and say “hi?” Have a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

He’s just too “exhausted” after the physical and mental (you kidding me?) stress of hitting number 3,000.

See, Derek. The reason you GOT to number 3,000? It wasn’t the Stankee organization. And it sure as hell wasn’t your audience-planted speed gun. It was the fans. The fans like that five-year-old wearing a Jeter onesie and clicking your picture on the All-Star ballot. Way to diss them. Aren’t you supposed to be Mr. Congeniality?

It’s okay, little 5-year-old Stank fan. Red Sox Nation has room for you. You can sit next to me.

~L

See… I don’t really care about the All-Star game. Because it’s not MY job. But you best believe when advertiser banquets happen at my publishing company, I’m there with a Vaseline smile.

Bud Selig’s got your back, Jeter. Don’t know if I’d brag about that…

I STILL WANT TO KNOW what you would have done with that 3K ball. Keep the comments coming.

PS- Don’t blame 5-year-old Bobby. Blame 5-year-old Bobby’s parents.

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Said Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, “Every player wants to be here, so if they’re not, there’s a good reason for it.”

Oh, Papi… who DOESN’T love you? Oh. Right. Oops. Forgot.

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“Derek has been here so many times and has been so great for the game, for people to be upset with Derek Jeter, they should be embracing what he just did,” Youkilis said. “This could be a good time for him to appreciate and celebrate with his family, because there’s not a lot of time for that.”

Damnit, Youkie-poo! Stay out of this.

  1. FireDannyAinge
    July 12, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    I need to keep a running tab on how many times Youkilis sounds like an asshole. I might need another blog to have enough room for all the times Youkilis pisses me off.

    I HATE HIM. I have never said that about a Sox player currently on my team but I really really hate him.

    • July 12, 2011 at 7:17 pm

      You do NOT hate him. I would NEVER hate your pretend husband.

      • FireDannyAinge
        July 12, 2011 at 7:30 pm

        Okay. I hate his mouth. I also hate his bald head but I won’t hate him for your sake. I’ll be a good virtual friend and pretend I like him for your sake. Sounds like this will make a good blog. Let me work on this:)

  2. July 12, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Where’s that leadership from Jeter I’ve heard so much about?

  3. JW
    July 12, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Exhaustion? Isn’t that what people usually check into the Betty Ford Clinic for? Derek Jeter and “Doc” Gooden on Celebrity Rehab? How awesome would that be?

  4. July 13, 2011 at 7:38 am

    I, personally, almost detest the All-Star game. However, I think it should be required to attend if you are voted/picked to play. Should be in the contract. It’s a slap in the face of the fans, without which there would be NO baseball, remember?? These guys get paid multi-million dollar contracts to PLAY A GAME, and he doesn’t want to go because he’s TIRED?????

    • July 13, 2011 at 7:52 am

      right? I understand why he doesn’t want to play. I don’t understand why he doesn’t want to show up and wave at the camera. I mean, late thirties, recovering calve injury. Totally support the decision to not risk his career for an All-Star Game. But he could at least show up!

  5. July 16, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    I’ve been trying to take the high road on this All-Star Game stuff with my posts and comments because thirty years ago it meant something to me…but it really is a joke now. Charlie Manuel and his staff have told many stories to the Philly media about how managers get the word out to the All-Star Manager each year they would prefer their pitchers not even warm up…let alone play. One year, a team was quietly furious in the background the All-Star Manager in question warmed up their pitcher in the bullpen. The majority of pitchers and position players alike want the time off but don’t have the heart to say it out loud. DItch the All-Star Games in ALL sports! They are ALL a joke.

  1. July 12, 2011 at 7:54 pm

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