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Monday, August 11, 2014

Jack O’Connell: Cashman: Retire captaincy with Jeter

Captain Francesco Schetino Martinez…we salute you. (glug-glug-glug)

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman believes that once Derek Jeter retires, the captaincy of the Yankees should retire as well.

Speaking to the Taylor Hooton Foundation’s fifth annual “Give A Hoot” benefit in a luxury suite at Yankee Stadium Sunday, Cash was asked who should succeed Jeter as team captain after his retirement.

Cashman’s response was “I’m not that big on captains myself. More than one player can lead by example. DJ has had this remarkable career, and I think when this great player retires the captaincy should go with him, but that’s not my call.”

...As Cashman pointed out, it is not his call. An owner or a manager or a group of players could well start a campaign for a captain at any time. I am with the GM on this one. You never say never, but I would not mind waiting another 37 years. Jeter’s shoes are just as great to fill as were Gehrig’s.

Repoz Posted: August 11, 2014 at 09:02 AM | 45 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Lassus Posted: August 11, 2014 at 09:17 AM (#4768377)
Well, of course we'll retire the captaincy. It's not as if we'll still be playing BASEBALL once Jeter's done. We're retiring the game, right?

Seriously, what would be the point?
   2. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: August 11, 2014 at 09:27 AM (#4768382)
Bullshit.
   3. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: August 11, 2014 at 09:36 AM (#4768387)
I'm sort of with Cash. There doesn't HAVE to be a captain. There could be one if a good candidate emerges, but...who would be captain next year? Bret Gardner?

There was no captain between Mattingly's retirement and Jeter being named captain in 2003. That's eight years.
   4. BDC Posted: August 11, 2014 at 09:37 AM (#4768389)
They should retire shortstop. No Yankee will ever again be positioned between second and third base. Now, you may ask who would notice, but that would be cruel.
   5. Random Transaction Generator Posted: August 11, 2014 at 09:38 AM (#4768391)
There has never been a player like Jeter.
There will never be a player like Jeter.
So sayeth the baseball gods!
No man shall ever hold the title of "captain" of the hallowed Yankees again.
No man shall ever wear his holy number 2, in New York or in any other town that deems itself worthy of baseball.
No man shall ever play the position of "shortstop" again, as the position will be retired when his greatness has left the field of play for good.

From now on, all lesser players who play in that area of the field will be known as "littlejeters".

("A diving stop by the Blue Jays littlejeter, Jose Reyes.")

So sayeth the baseball gods!

Edit: Goddamnit, BDC! I owe you a tasty sugar beverage.
   6. Buck Coats Posted: August 11, 2014 at 09:39 AM (#4768393)
There could be one if a good candidate emerges, but...who would be captain next year? Bret Gardner?


Well it should obviously go to the Yankee with the longest tenure.

So welcome back, Captain A-Rod!
   7. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: August 11, 2014 at 09:43 AM (#4768396)

They should retire shortstop. No Yankee will ever again be positioned between second and third base. Now, you may ask who would notice


This has been done already.

Super Challenge Baseball (2600)


I actually love playing this game.

Still image
   8. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: August 11, 2014 at 09:47 AM (#4768400)
There is a real competition over who can praise Jeter the most but, as I learned in 1983, the only way to win the game is not to play.
   9. valuearbitrageur Posted: August 11, 2014 at 09:50 AM (#4768402)
Cashman is just saying having a captain is a PITA. Everyone knows how self absorbed and selfish Jeter has been, the captaincy certainly didn't help things.
   10. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: August 11, 2014 at 10:43 AM (#4768442)
But if you don't have a captain, who calls the coin toss for your team before the game? Who gets to hoist the Cup first when you win it?
   11. Lassus Posted: August 11, 2014 at 10:43 AM (#4768443)
There is a real competition over who can praise Jeter the most but, as I learned in 1983, the only way to win the game is not to play.

They're remaking that one.
   12. The District Attorney Posted: August 11, 2014 at 10:51 AM (#4768449)
Considering that David Wright is AFAIK the only other current captain, apparently baseball doesn't need captains. So, yeah, looks like it's not a necessary thing, and I wouldn't miss it any.
   13. Jeltzandini Posted: August 11, 2014 at 10:54 AM (#4768455)
Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He Is Dead,
Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last for ever: I was wrong.

The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood.
For nothing now can ever come to any good.
   14. Howie Menckel Posted: August 11, 2014 at 10:59 AM (#4768461)

NY media is indeed talking up Brett Gardner to be captain.
   15. JRVJ Posted: August 11, 2014 at 11:06 AM (#4768466)
Baseball teams, unlike Soccer or Rugby Union sides, don't need a captain.

And O'Connell is a idiot if he doesn't realize that the gap between Yankee captains (Mattingly retiring in 1995 and Jeter being so named in 2003) was only 8 years, and the world did not end for it not being 37 years.
   16. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: August 11, 2014 at 11:10 AM (#4768471)
And O'Connell is a idiot if he doesn't realize that the gap between Yankee captains (Mattingly retiring in 1995 and Jeter being so named in 2003) was only 8 years, and the world did not end for it not being 37 years.


He realizes this. The gap between Gehrig and the next Yankee captain, Munson, was 37 years. He's saying that sounds about right.

   17. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: August 11, 2014 at 11:13 AM (#4768475)
He realizes this. The gap between Gehrig and the next Yankee captain, Munson, was 37 years. He's saying that sounds about right.

And if Jeter dies tragically of a disease that is then named after him, I'll agree.
   18. TJ Posted: August 11, 2014 at 11:17 AM (#4768481)
Maybe there is a middle ground to be found here. Perhaps the Yanks can retire the rank of "captain" in honor of Jeter and replace it with something a little lower on the scale, like 2nd Lt. Gardner or Chief Petty Officer McCann...
   19. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: August 11, 2014 at 11:17 AM (#4768482)
And if Jeter dies tragically of a disease that is then named after him, I'll agree.


Is herpes ever fatal?
   20. The Id of SugarBear Blanks Posted: August 11, 2014 at 11:22 AM (#4768492)
I really do think that the only way for MLB to properly honor Jeter's memory is to cease operations after the 2014 season.
   21. zonk Posted: August 11, 2014 at 11:22 AM (#4768493)
Let's retire gift baskets.
   22. JRVJ Posted: August 11, 2014 at 11:29 AM (#4768502)
16, I know he realizes it. That's why I'm saying he's an idiot.

EDIT: Primey for 21.
   23. Ginger Nut Posted: August 11, 2014 at 12:02 PM (#4768538)
It would really be great if Jeter announced in September that he's decided not to retire after all.
   24. Fernigal McGunnigle has become a merry hat Posted: August 11, 2014 at 12:07 PM (#4768544)
It would really be great if Jeter announced in September that he's decided not to retire after all.

...and signs on as a utility infielder for the Padres!
   25. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: August 11, 2014 at 12:19 PM (#4768555)
Rickey Henderson would play UF for the Padres right now if they called. #### the legacy, Rickey just wants to play!
   26. Ulysses S. Fairsmith Posted: August 11, 2014 at 12:19 PM (#4768556)
Since even the Yankees seem to realize that having a captain is unnecessary, why do so many make such a big deal out of Jeter being THE CAPTAIN?

Also, how long before someone suggests seriously that all teams should retire #2?
   27. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: August 11, 2014 at 12:38 PM (#4768575)
Since even the Yankees seem to realize that having a captain is unnecessary, why do so many make such a big deal out of Jeter being THE CAPTAIN?

Because "The Captain" is a spiffy nickname, and because "Mr. Shortstop" has already been taken.

And anyway, it's unlikely that Bob Sheppard could be brought back to do the introduction.

Also, how long before someone suggests seriously that all teams should retire #2?

Or that the Yankees go back to 1928 and eliminate uniform numbers altogether, along with the "NY" on the front of the jersey.
   28. Ray (RDP) Posted: August 11, 2014 at 01:15 PM (#4768609)
There are no more True Yankees left.
   29. joeysdadjoe Posted: August 11, 2014 at 01:46 PM (#4768633)
When can we stop sucking Derek's dick?

   30. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: August 11, 2014 at 01:48 PM (#4768637)
When can we stop sucking Derek's dick?


Were you under the impression it was mandatory?

Ooh, this is awkward.

   31. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: August 11, 2014 at 01:52 PM (#4768640)
When can we stop sucking Derek's dick?


For a few pathetic cases here, it won't happen till he's dead or they are.

And even then ...
   32. Random Transaction Generator Posted: August 11, 2014 at 01:53 PM (#4768641)
When can we stop sucking Derek's dick?


When he hands you the gift basket.
   33. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 11, 2014 at 02:34 PM (#4768675)
When can we stop sucking Derek's dick?



When he hands you the gift basket.


When he starts repeating "YEAH JEETZ!" louder and faster, you know it'll be over pretty soon.
   34. The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: August 11, 2014 at 03:59 PM (#4768769)
Does Derek Jeter yell his own name when he reaches orgasm?
   35. Jim (jimmuscomp) Posted: August 11, 2014 at 04:27 PM (#4768806)
Does Derek Jeter yell his own name when he reaches orgasm?


Jeet-gasm. It's called a jeet-gasm.
   36. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 11, 2014 at 04:33 PM (#4768816)
Does Derek Jeter yell his own name when he reaches orgasm?


Doesn't everyone yell Jeter's name when they reach orgasm?
   37. The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: August 11, 2014 at 04:37 PM (#4768820)
When Derek Jeter masturbates , does he give himself a gift basket afterwards?


Actually I would hate to see how the Urban dictionary defines a "Jeter gift-basket"
   38. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: August 11, 2014 at 06:38 PM (#4768915)
Doesn't everyone yell Jeter's name when they reach orgasm?


Even Matt Wieters yells Jeter's name when he orgasms.

Ichiro could yell Jeter's name if he wanted to.
(sorry, that never gets old)
   39. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 11, 2014 at 07:07 PM (#4768935)
When Derek Jeter masturbates , does he give himself a gift basket afterwards?


False premise. Jeter never masturbates. When Jeter doesn't feel like picking up a woman at the club, the Lord reaches down His hand and takes care of Jetes Himself.
   40. Ulysses S. Fairsmith Posted: August 11, 2014 at 09:47 PM (#4769034)
In other words, He masturbates.
   41. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 11, 2014 at 10:11 PM (#4769056)
I doff my cap to you, Sir Fairsmith, for you have done me one better. Well played, sir, well played.
   42. zenbitz Posted: August 12, 2014 at 12:04 AM (#4769137)
I think they should retire Tennille. Also, Ships will now be "captained" by Majors.
   43. Fancy Pants Handles lap changes with class Posted: August 12, 2014 at 04:31 AM (#4769168)
Actually I would hate to see how the Urban dictionary defines a "Jeter gift-basket"

Can't seem to find that one. They do have Jeter-sexual.
   44. joeysdadjoe Posted: August 12, 2014 at 06:32 AM (#4769170)
No joke....I once typed Jeter2 into my phone in a text. It came out as heterosexual2.
   45. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 12, 2014 at 10:14 AM (#4769241)
No joke....I once typed Jeter2 into my phone in a text. It came out as heterosexual2.


What happens if you type Piazza2?

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