Truth is, indeed, stranger than fiction.
Derek Jeter has been awarded the 2010 Gold Glove for AL shortstops calling into question, for many, including more than a few die-hard Yankee fans, the relevancy of this designation. Apparently Annie has not only worked her charms on the CashWad but on the majority of AL managers as well.
Whether you agree with this decision or not, it is a fitting beginning to Derek’s farewell tour as the Yankee’s shortstop. It has been a remarkable journey deserving of first ballot Hall of Fame election when he’s eligible and a plaque equally large to the Steinbrenner Memorial Tombstone currently on display in the Stadium. Yet, we can all remain sure that he will be much happier with one consistent with those honoring the real Yankee greats and he should be counted among them.
Even stranger, another newspaper has succumbed to Chad Picasnerism. The Syracuse Post Standard has broken all of its journalistic standards and quoted our hero in its Wednesday, November 10 edition. It always amazes me that sportswriters actually get paid for the time they spend reading At Large. Might explain the current readership freefall in daily newspapers.