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TBT: The Show 2006

TBT: The Show 2006
Posted February 13th, 2014 @ 5:02am

So Derek Jeter announced yesterday that 2014 will be his last season.  I don't know why, but this really irritated me.  I sort of felt like Jeter saw how Mariano Rivera was treated on his farewell tour and he wanted some of that.  He wanted gifts and tributes every stadium he goes to this season.  Otherwise, why do we need to know that before the season?  Why not make your retirement announcement after the season like most athletes?  So where does Jeter rank on the all time greats?  I've seen Jeter play his whole career.  I am not a Yankees fan, so it's hard to praise the guy.  I recognize that he is a first ballot Hall of Famer.  He is probably a top 5 Yankee.  But there are people out there saying he is the greatest shortstop of all time and the greatest Yankee ever.  Give me a break!  Honus Wagner is the greatest shortstop ever.  Period.  Look it up.  Not even close.  As for the greatest Yankee?  Really?  You put Jeter above Babe Ruth or Mickey Mantle?  Joe Dimaggio?  Lou Gehrig?  I would probably put him 5th.  But if you want to argue that Whitey Ford or Yogi Berra rank higher, I would listen.  Jeter was a great player, but let's not go crazy. 

This is one of my favorite pictures.  Back in 2006, we took a trip to Chicago for a morning show conference.  It was a blast.  Lots of drinking.  Look at how different all of us look!  This was just 8 years ago.  Pretty incredible...

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