One day into Derek Jeter’s current stint on the DL and the blabbing heads on ESPN’s Around the Horn debated the question, “Are the Yankees better off without Derek Jeter?” A far easier question to answer is, “Would ESPN be better off without Around the Horn?” Absolutely.
Isn’t it more than a little unseemly to debate such a crass non-issue particularly when it involves a future HOF player who is closing in on 3,000 hits, who remains the face of the winningest franchise in baseball, and who has never sullied the image of his team and the game at large?
After Jeter collects his 3,000th hit and achieves baseball immortality, the talking heads will go back to their careers of inventing stories where none exist, chasing rumor and innuendo. (LeBron only needed to narrow his target a bit.)
At the beginning of the 2010-11 hockey season the Boston Bruins had to ask if they would be better without Tim Thomas, a 37 year old goalie nearing the end of his career and without the possibility of winning the starting job. The rest, as they say is history. Thomas played magnificently setting records for most shots faced, most saves, and best save percentage in playoff history.
Who do you want playing short if the Yankees make the playoffs? I’ll take another 37-year-old geezer.
Living with my family is a day at the circus. Clowns all. In fact, the sanest one of the bunch had two career aspirations; med school or rodeo clown college. Gratefully, he recently passed his final licensing exam and is a legit doc. Congratulations, son, but we all wish you had specialized in psychiatry.
The US Open without Tiger Woods is like NASCAR without Dale Earnhardt. Love them or hate them, they are irreplaceable.
When did Vancouver become Northwest Philadelphia?