SportsNation Blog Archives Derek Jeter
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:
When I was 12, I thought I would marry Jeter. Instead I married the guy that took a selfie w/ him during his ceremony pic.twitter.com/3BrkWBQHgy— Ashley Kelly (@ashleynicokelly) September 28, 2014
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
Trout MVP in Jeter's final ASG
Beloved New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter helped the American League to a 5-3 All-Star Game win Tuesday night, going 2-for-2 with a double and a run in his final Midsummer Classic. MVP honors, however, went to the almost-undisputed best player in baseball, Mike Trout; the Los Angeles Angels outfielder went 2-for-3 with a double, triple and two RBIs -- including the game-winner. St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright, meanwhile, stirred some controversy by saying he intentionally took it easy on Jeter (he later walked back a bit on his comments). Did Jeter get snubbed? Do you have a problem with Wainwright?
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MLB All-Star Game rosters?
The rosters for the 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game are set, with leading vote-getters Jose Bautista (American League) and Troy Tulowitzki (National League) among the many players headed to the July 15 contest in Minneapolis. Of course, not all selections were without controversy; Nelson Cruz made the team less than a year after his 50-game suspension, while Derek Jeter received a farewell start at AL shortstop. What is your take on the teams?
The year-long Derek Jeter retirement tour kicked off Wednesday night in Houston, where the Astros -- and several Houston-connected athletes -- feted the New York Yankees superstar on the field at Minute Maid Park.
And what would be a retirement party without gifts? Take a look at Jeter's haul: a pair of Yankees-themed cowboy boots, a cowboy hat and a set of golf clubs (presented below alongside two-time major champion Mark O'Meara):
Images: Pat Sullivan/AP Photo