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Of all the tributes to Derek Jeter from fans, fellow athletes, celebrities and, really, everyone, this -- from Ashley Kelly, wife of Boston Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly -- might be the best:



Derek JeterElsa/Getty ImagesTake a guess as to which one is Derek Jeter.

So there you have it. This post goes out not only to Jeter, but to all the ladies who have had to settle for us non-Jeters. Our condolences.

Meanwhile, here is Kelly's selfie. Sorry, his #2ELFIE.



H/T Bleacher Report

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Red Sox trade Lester to A's

Billy Beane may be going all-in this season. The A's have just acquired Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes from the Red Sox, in exchange for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. Lester joins a stellar A's rotation, recently bolstered by the acquisition of Jeff Samardzija, but will he be enough to bring Beane and the A's a coveted World Series title?

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  • Which trade will have a bigger impact in 2014?

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  • Who was a bigger acquisition for the A's?

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  • How will Yoenis Cespedes fare with the Red Sox?

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  • Which team will Jon Lester be playing for next season?

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Hot Tigers sweep Red Sox

We're one-fourth of the way through the MLB regular season, give or take, and very few teams have asserted themselves dramatically. One that has: the Detroit Tigers, who moved to 27-12 after completing a three-game sweep of the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. The scary part? Two-time defending American League MVP Miguel Cabrera is only just now heating up, meaning the best could yet be in store for the runaway AL Central leaders. What is the future for Detroit? What to make of the defending-champion Boston Red Sox (20-23)? And what of MLB's other surprises?

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  • How will the Tigers fare in the postseason?

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  • How will the Red Sox fare in 2014?

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  • Which team will win the AL East?

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  • Outside the Tigers and A's, which team is the biggest threat to win the American League?

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  • Which of these teams is most for real?

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  • Which of these division winners from 2013 has been the biggest disappointment?

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  • Which team will win the World Series?

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