Sunday, July 10, 2011
Over-rated, My Ass...
"Derek Jeter is over-rated."
"Derek Jeter is the MOST OVER-RATED shortstop in history!"
The host will yell, the host will pull out stats, the host will cut-off dissenting opinions.
The host will turn off the mic, and pat himself on the back for stirring things up, and not just following the crowd.
The host will be an idiot.
Derek Jeter might be slightly over-HYPED, sure. He plays for the f'ing Yankees. The east coast media bias is real, and I get it.
Get out of here.
The guy has played shortstop for 17 straight years - un-interrupted! - for a team that can purchase any player they want. He did so in the biggest media market in the country. He did it with not one, but two back-page tabloids just waiting to tear him apart, drag him down, or hound his ass out of town.
You know the phrase: "He must be doing something right..."?
Furthermore, the guy deserves All-Universe status for having the brains to not put a big fat ring on some bimbo who would have schemed to take half his money already.
Here's Jeter's career dating list: and these are just the FAMOUS hot pieces of ass we KNOW about, not the many others we don't know, and will never know.
Lara Dutta (Miss Universe from India)
Vida Guerra (FHM/Playboy model)
The guy has zero arrests, zero DUI's, zero gun incidents, zero moments where you just rolled your eyes at something he said and thought: "Oh god, just shut the fuck UP already, Derek!"
No mention of him in the Mitchell Report, no obscure spikes in his numbers to hint at something.
None of that.
Perfect. Clean. Untouched.
Don't hate the dude for that.
The biggest testament to Jeter is not the 3,000 plus hits, not the 5 championships, and not the amazing trail of supermodel ass that has been through his bedroom.
The biggest testament to Jeter is that he absorbed having to accomodate, and play next to his exact opposite - Alex Rodriquez - while not once coming across as petty or classless.
In other words: there ain't no painting of himself as a centaur above his pillow.
Big ups, #2. You are a stud.
If I live long enough to see somebody else lay waste to a milestone day with a 5 for 5, bomb-launching, game-winning-hit lacing performance, then I'm pretty sure I'll be well over a hundred.