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    I hope that the Cap' has a great sendoff season like Rivera had. What a legendary career. Hopefully he can stay healthy this season and have a year similar to what he had in 2012. I really want to get up to the Bronx this summer and see him for a final time.

    It's ironic that he's going out without A-Rod by his side. I doubt he'll shed a tear over that.
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    Well in my mind he's in the top 5 for best players ever to play baseball
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    Well in my mind he's in the top 5 for best players ever to play baseball
    I love Jeter but that's a stretch. He probably just makes it into the top 5 Yankees of all time (Ruth, Mantle, Gehrig, DiMaggio).

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    I love Jeter but that's a stretch. He probably just makes it into the top 5 Yankees of all time (Ruth, Mantle, Gehrig, DiMaggio).

    Yeah, those four are probably the permanent Yankee Mount Rushmore.

    You can certainly make an argument for Jeter at 5. You can also make it for a couple of other guys as well. Yogi Berra won 10 World Series Championships and 3 MVP's. I also think you can make an argument for Mariano Rivera. Sure he wasn't an everyday player, but his dominance gave the Yankees an incredible edge over everyone else for a very long period of time. He was basically a cheat code for the Yankees year in and year out.

    But yeah, Jeter is nowhere near a top 5 all time MLB player. He's barely top 5 in his own franchise. He was excellent for a long period of time, but he was never a truly "dominant" player. No MVP's, though I will always say he should have won it on 2006. Regardless, he will go down as another legendary single digit wearing Yankee.
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    They are opening the season here against the Astros. Would love to go.

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    I was just checking out the Yankees schedule and notice that they come to Chicago for 6 straight days in May. They play the Cubs at Wrigley for the first 2 days and then go play the White Sox for the next 4. After that, they are in St. Louis for a 3 game series. So that means that they will be in this region for a total of 9 straight days. Man, I really want to go see one of those games and see Jeter one last time. Those two Cubs-Yanks games will sell like hot cakes. They'd already be a hot ticket since the Yanks obviously don't play at Wrigley often, but you add the Jeter farewell tour to that and they will skyrocket.

    I missed seeing Jeter's 3000th hit in person by one day back in 2011. Went on vacation to New York and had tickets for the Sunday game, but he hit it on the Saturday.

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    I hope i can go to a Yankees game in chicago or cincinnati this season to see him one last time
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    I hope i can go to a Yankees game in chicago or cincinnati this season to see him one last time

    The Yankees don't play the Reds in Cincy this year. They only play them in the Bronx from 7-18 to 7-20.

    This year, you can catch the Yankees in St. Louis, Chicago (against both teams), Cleveland, and Detroit.

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    The way he's handled the NY media, pressure, and just the prestige of the pinstripes has been amazing. I can't think of someone who's been such a class act both on and off the field. He reminds me a lot of Peyton Manning in that he's just universally respected by players, fans, and coaches a like. He literally is the face of baseball, has been for quite some time, so it will be interesting to see who's the next face of baseball is. I'm glad that he's decided to go out on his own terms, when he knows it's his last hurrah, rather than see diminished play, playing time, and maybe even a change of position.

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    The way he's handled the NY media, pressure, and just the prestige of the pinstripes has been amazing. I can't think of someone who's been such a class act both on and off the field. He reminds me a lot of Peyton Manning in that he's just universally respected by players, fans, and coaches a like. He literally is the face of baseball, has been for quite some time, so it will be interesting to see who's the next face of baseball is. I'm glad that he's decided to go out on his own terms, when he knows it's his last hurrah, rather than see diminished play, playing time, and maybe even a change of position.

    Well said.

    Things could have gotten a bit awkward if Jeter played mediocre in 2014 and wanted to return. I hope he has a great final season like Rivera. Personally, I find it interesting that he announced his retirement on Facebook instead of officially doing it through the Yankees organization. IMO, I don't think that he ever forgave the Yankees' brass with how the contract negotiations played out after the 2010 season. When Jeter was not happy with the Yankees' offer which was already higher than anything he would have received on the open market, Brian Cashman said something like, "he can see if there's something he would prefer other than this." IMO, Jeter was being unreasonable and needed to be brought back down to earth, but he holds a grudge and I don't think he ever forgave the Yanks with how those negotiations played out.

    In hindsight, Jeter's agent really screwed up when he did not get him an opt out close in that 10 year contract he signed before the 2001 season. Had he been able to opt out after say year 6 or 7, he would have still been young enough where he could have cashed in big time on another huge deal. This is how A-Rod made so much money. He was able to opt out after year 7 of that 10 year deal he signed in 2001. Since he was coming off of an MVP season, the Yankees bent over and gave him another 10 years. So his original 10 year deal of insane money basically turned into a 17 year deal of insane money. Jeter and his agent could have pulled off something similar if they would have included an opt out in that 10 year contract. But since he couldn't do anything until the contract ended after year 10, he was in a position where he was old and didn't have a ton of leverage.

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    I wish that Jeter and Rivera could have gone out together. In 2012, Jeter had a fantastic season while Rivera tore his ACL early in the season. In 2013, Rivera had a fantastic final season while Jeter battled injuries and only played in 17 games. It's a shame that they weren't able to play together much over the last couple of seasons.

    When the new Yankee Stadium opened, many said that it would be without a soul since it was without memories and history. But in it's short life, it's already had some pretty memorable moments. In it's first year, 2009, the Yankees returned to glory by winning a WS Championship with the Core 4 (Jeter, Pettitte, Posada, Rivera) all playing a huge role. It was very symbolic that those four guys who had so many championship memories at the old stadium were able to win a championship in the first year of the new stadium. It was a perfect bridging of history and Yankee tradition. Then you had the emotional sendoff to Rivera last year, and this year you will have a memorable sendoff to Jeter. Special memories are being created at the new stadium.

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    I'm a RedSox fan and even though I'm pretty sure it's in my DNA to despise the Yankees, I have nothing but respect for Jeter. He did it the right way from day 1 thru the end. Class act.

    Now - for some Yankee entertainment - http://extramustard.si.com/2014/02/1...antle-farting/

    And if you're not easliy offended, click on the "as evidenced by this letter" link. Yup - the All-American Boy.

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    Lmao @ that letter.

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