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Jeter made right decision for Yanks

Traveling to Arizona would've been great for baseball, but resting up is more important

Updated: July 13, 2011, 8:32 AM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

PHOENIX -- We could be having more of a celebration of Derek Jeter. He could be waving to the crowd. He could have made this All-Star Game feel a little less like a clear night -- it lacks stars.

Yes, it is true Jeter could have saved the All-Star Game.

But would this be best for the New York Yankees? Would having the 37-year-old Jeter drain his batteries over these 72 hours in the desert be best for Thursday in Toronto?

And, finally, would people please pay attention ...

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