The New York Yankees lost to the Detroit Tigers 6-4 last night in the 12th inning of Game 1 of the ALCS. Even worse than losing the game was learning that the Yankees will play the rest of the postseason without their beloved captain, shortstop Derek Jeter. While fielding a routine ground ball in the final inning, Jeter broke his ankle. He’s expected to make a full recovery, but the recovery will take at least three months.
Now that they wont have Jeter the Cheater in their high-priced lineup, there’s even more pressure placed on Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira, and Curtis Granderson to actually do something offensively. If nothing else, it should be fun to watch them wilt under the added pressure in stunning high-def on national TV.
At least it will be fun for me.
The only thing I dislike more than the New York Yankees are New York Yankees fans, especially “fans” who live outside New York. It takes a certain type of person to be a fan of the New York Yankees when they’ve never set foot in the city of New York.
Let this be a lesson to any player that would resort to pretending to be hurt to be awarded a base you didn’t deserve. Though the above photo makes it look like Jeter was in extreme pain last night, it doesn’t compare to the level of pain demonstrated in the below picture:
The above photo was taken in a game two years ago against the Tampa Rays. Jeter went total Meryl Streep in tricking an umpire into believing that he had been hit by a pitch. The truth was that he wasn’t hit. He was faking it. He wasn’t hurt, he was cheating.
I guess what they say about Karma is true. Pretending to be hurt when you’re not is a dishonorable, despicable act. Though I’m sure there are loads of people who feel sorry for Derek Jeter right now, I’m not one of them.