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Archive for "Sep 12 2006"

Jeter to Papi: Bite Me

This Daily News headline is ass backwards:
Jeter won’t return Papi blast:

Derek Jeter didn’t seem particularly moved by David Ortiz’s argument that the Yankee shortstop’s season isn’t MVP-worthy because he’s got so many talented hitters around him. A day after Ortiz said that Jeter should ‘come hit in this lineup, see how good you can be,’ Jeter responded succinctly yesterday.

‘I don’t have to do it in his lineup,’ he said. The captain shrugged when asked further about Ortiz’s comments, saying, ‘I’m not thinking about the MVP right now. We’re thinking about winning a division. We’ve still got something to play for.’

He then added, ‘No one here’s focused on individual awards.'”

Maybe it’s just me, but if Jeet had responded, “no comment” when asked about Ortiz’s broadside (which seems incredibly petty–and stupid, considering he’s got Manny protecting his ass in the Red Sox lineup or he’d be getting walked as much as King Rhoid) that head would make sense. But Jeter specifically DID respond to Papi’s shot.

Speaking Jeter-ese quite fluently, I definitely heard the Yankee captain say, “Tell Papi to go die in a fire. We got a pennant to win; his clown crew is just killing time before playing some early October golf, and he’s more concerned about scoring some hardware for his mantle than I’m ever gonna be.”

Besides, unless the idiot hacks who decide the MVP are particularly retarded this year, it’s gotta be Jermaine Dye.

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