My hometown is a small island known as New York City.
Numerous pro-sports teams bear the words New York on their jerseys.
Fans and players alike wear their respective team’s apparel with such pride.
No matter the number or name, or whether it’s game-green or pinstriped, they all represent the same special place.
Jeter was the talk of the town, which is no easy feat in the Big Apple, and not necessarily something you want to go through.
It’s a city of ego, making jealousy an easy path to choose and Jeter isn’t so hard to envy.
With a resume consisting of professional athlete, Yankee captain, not hard on the eyes, easy-going, polite, five-time world champ and an endorsement list that rivals Michael Jordan—who named a sneaker in his honor—caused New Yorkers to get nasty.
Other than Jeter’s desperate need for an off-the-field stylist, try to find me a guy who wouldn’t want to be Derek Jeter for a day, because he is living the dream.
Looking back on Jeter’s contract negotiations, the emotions were not so jealously driven as much as I felt betrayed.
Baseball is a business, but the players are still people.
See, Jeter is not just a shortstop or a professional baseball player to most of us Yankee fans. This made it very personal for us.
If George Steinbrenner were still alive, I doubt he would have allowed any dirt to be kicked on the captain.
Darryl Strawberry reiterated this sentiment by stating: Continue reading ‘MLB Hot Stove: Jeter Negotiations Make Yankee Fans Miss “The Boss”’ »