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 Post subject: Re: July 12, 2013 pirates 54-36 vs mets 40-48
PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:04 pm 
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StarlingArcher wrote:
In fairness, Jeter does go the extra mile by sending his conquests home with a Derek Jeter gift basket. :lol:


Sometimes twice!

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“This summer, he ended up hooking up with a girl who he had hooked up with once before, but Jeter seemed to have forgotten about the first time and gave her the same identical parting gift, a gift basket with a signed Derek Jeter baseball,” the pal said.

“He basically gave her the same gift twice because he’d forgotten hooking up with her the first time!”


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 Post subject: Re: July 12, 2013 pirates 54-36 vs mets 40-48
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:39 pm 
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StarlingArcher wrote:
Considering A-Rod has a .969 career OPS in high leverage situations, I want A-Rod every time.

People held A-Rod to a higher standard than his abilities indicated they should. They felt since he was the best player, if he failed then he choked and they fixated on the failures. But that's irrational and not supported by numbers. Just inflated expectations above a reasonable limit.


This.

Same thing for Bonds; for years he was considered a 'choker' even though he produced in the playoffs.



In their World Series run in '01 or whenever it was, he was basically the entire team. It was like the best playoff run ever.

Maybe steroids improve the clutch muscle!

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 Post subject: Re: July 12, 2013 pirates 54-36 vs mets 40-48
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:40 pm 
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StarlingArcher wrote:
Not to mention, A-Rod and Bonds were pretty much roundly disliked. So of course when they would have a rough series it was chalked up to choking and not just SSS. Same goes for LeBron. Guy puts up a near triple-double yet gets the blame for his team's loss and an inability to play under pressure. Simply not true.

Jeter, on the other hand, is a media darling. How often do you hear somebody point out how below average he is defensively? They tend to play up the positives and overlook his deficiencies. He's a great player, but not all players get the same treatment in the media. Which is I guess not a surprise, as numbers are kind of dry and unemotional.



He routinely wins gold gloves based on his Jeterness alone.

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 Post subject: Re: July 12, 2013 pirates 54-36 vs mets 40-48
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:45 pm 
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StarlingArcher wrote:
Not to mention, A-Rod and Bonds were pretty much roundly disliked. So of course when they would have a rough series it was chalked up to choking and not just SSS. Same goes for LeBron. Guy puts up a near triple-double yet gets the blame for his team's loss and an inability to play under pressure. Simply not true.

Jeter, on the other hand, is a media darling. How often do you hear somebody point out how below average he is defensively? They tend to play up the positives and overlook his deficiencies. He's a great player, but not all players get the same treatment in the media. Which is I guess not a surprise, as numbers are kind of dry and unemotional.



He routinely wins gold gloves based on his Jeterness alone.


Depressingly true. If ever there was something that's the definition of a popularity contest.....Gold Glove award in baseball.

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 Post subject: Re: July 12, 2013 pirates 54-36 vs mets 40-48
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:35 pm 
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StarlingArcher wrote:
In fairness, Jeter does go the extra mile by sending his conquests home with a Derek Jeter gift basket. :lol:


The man knows how to market. :D

If ARod handed out booty bags though...

Whatevs.

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