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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Journal News: Recap of Derek Jeter Retirement Gifts

The big 2nd half issue at BBTF is likely to be the retirement gifts The Captain receives as he completes his Final Journey. To provide perspective, the LoHud Yankee Blog reviews the 1st half:

May 25 — White Sox
Once a powerful hitter for both the Yankees and White Sox, retired slugger Ron Kittle built Jeter’s U.S. Cellular Field retirement gift. Kittle created a bench made of baseball equipment with bases as the seat, bats as the back and arm rests, and baseballs used for decoration and spacing. Long time White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko also presented Jeter with clay removed from the shortstop position at U.S. Cellular, plus a $5,000 donation to Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation.

Looks like it wouldn’t be difficult for Furtdao to top the Cubs effort on behalf of BBTF.

The Yankee Clapper Posted: July 17, 2014 at 05:17 PM | 28 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: angels, astros, athletics, brewers, cardinals, cubs, derek jeter, indians, mariners, mets, new york yankees, retirement tour, twins, white sox

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   1. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: July 17, 2014 at 06:29 PM (#4753193)
I have it on good authority that teams whose offerings do not please The Jeter will be contracted.
   2. Tin Angel Posted: July 17, 2014 at 06:32 PM (#4753196)
I can't decide what's uglier, that bench the White Sox gave him or the Les Paul.
   3. Renegade (((JE))) Posted: July 17, 2014 at 06:43 PM (#4753200)
Furtdao

I give up: Is this snark or a spelling error?
   4. Batman Posted: July 17, 2014 at 06:54 PM (#4753206)
The Cubs gave Konerko a number 14 placard from the scoreboard and later traded the guy who presented it to him.
   5. The Yankee Clapper Posted: July 17, 2014 at 07:35 PM (#4753234)
Is this snark or a spelling error?

Not close enough for BBTF? My mistake, the virtual keyboard on the iPad causes a lot of typos - too many to catch all. Although I don't see the snark in the typo. Hope this doesn't cause Jim to cut back on the BBTF gift.
   6. Dread Pirate Dave Roberts Posted: July 17, 2014 at 08:30 PM (#4753253)
Question is, which of these gifts is the first to be re-gifted as part of a gift basket?
   7. PreservedFish Posted: July 17, 2014 at 08:45 PM (#4753261)
Chairman Furtdao
   8. madvillain Posted: July 17, 2014 at 08:56 PM (#4753267)
I can't decide what's uglier, that bench the White Sox gave him or the Les Paul.


Really? I thought the bench was kinda cool. Way better than cufflinks.
   9. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: July 17, 2014 at 09:57 PM (#4753288)
I got him a toaster
   10. Tom Nawrocki Posted: July 17, 2014 at 10:03 PM (#4753289)
These gifts sound more tasteful than Jeter's 8-billion-square-foot mansion in Florida.
   11. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: July 18, 2014 at 12:46 AM (#4753376)
TFA forgot the knob polishing Jeets got from FOX on Tuesday night.
   12. vortex of dissipation Posted: July 18, 2014 at 02:13 AM (#4753391)
Once a powerful hitter for both the Yankees and White Sox


Apparently at the same time, which would be quite a feat.
   13. bigglou115 is not an Illuminati agent Posted: July 18, 2014 at 02:55 AM (#4753396)
Wow, I was kind of shrugging this thing off cause Chipper had his so I figured Braves fans couldn't throw stones. But Jeter 'a gifts are an order of magnitude more lavish. For example. The Astros gave Chipper a hat. They gave Jeter a hat, boots, and $10k for his charity. That's not the biggest disparity but it makes the point. I know it's JETER!, and Chipper's just a guy who kicked the Met's backsides and had an extramarital baby with a Hooter's girl, but he was also better than Jeter and I thought that might count for more.

Long story short, I'm no longer shrugging off the retirement parade, it's dumb.
   14. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: July 18, 2014 at 06:29 AM (#4753403)
Question: Is this a scandal even more newsworthy than Chelsea Clinton's speaking fees? Pardon my sarcasm all around.
   15. Jeltzandini Posted: July 18, 2014 at 08:23 AM (#4753418)
Once a powerful hitter for both the Yankees and White Sox


Now a study in moppishness.
   16. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: July 18, 2014 at 09:10 AM (#4753443)
Candlesticks always make a nice gift.
   17. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: July 18, 2014 at 09:29 AM (#4753463)
The Astros gave Chipper a hat. They gave Jeter a hat, boots, and $10k for his charity. That's not the biggest disparity but it makes the point. I know it's JETER!, and Chipper's just a guy who kicked the Met's backsides and had an extramarital baby with a Hooter's girl, but he was also better than Jeter and I thought that might count for more.


Chipper Jones had an extremely detrimental effect on the Astros during his career -- .323 / .419 / .547 in almost a season's worth of plate appearances. They can't give a PRESENT TO a guy who did that!

Whereas Jeter hit .217 / .308 / .413 against the Astros and only visited Minute Enron Park 6 times in 20 years. You've gotta honor that.
   18. Batman Posted: July 18, 2014 at 09:42 AM (#4753475)
Alfonso Soriano is available.
   19. Rusty Priske Posted: July 18, 2014 at 10:03 AM (#4753496)
I can't decide what's uglier, that bench the White Sox gave him or the Les Paul.


The bench. What a monstrosity.

The only gifts I like are the ones with some sort of history. The scoreboard number for example.

   20. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: July 18, 2014 at 11:27 AM (#4753606)
or the Les Paul.


I could probably look this up, but does The Jeter even play guitar?
   21. simpleton & childlike gef the talking mongoose Posted: July 18, 2014 at 11:38 AM (#4753616)

I could probably look this up, but does The Jeter even play guitar?


He could if he wanted ...

Oh, wait. That's Ichiro.
   22. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: July 18, 2014 at 12:35 PM (#4753675)
I did look it up, and apparently The Jeter does not play guitar. So did they give Rivera a commemorative oboe or something?
   23. Lassus Posted: July 18, 2014 at 12:48 PM (#4753684)
I know now what Bernie's getting in his gift basket.
   24. Howie Menckel Posted: July 24, 2014 at 01:27 PM (#4756973)

another gift:

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article/mlb/marty-noble-tom-seaver-says-derek-jeter-should-be-unanimous-hall-of-famer?ymd=20140724&content_id=85997824&vkey=news_mlb

"Seaver... believes the Yankees captain ought to be the first unanimously elected Hall of Famer.

"I've thought about it; Jeter should be the one," Seaver said. "What can you say he hasn't done? He has every credential imaginable -- great player, good citizen. He plays the game properly, respects the game and his predecessors. He's done it in the big city, for one team that wears a uniform of greatness. He has no marks against him. He has the numbers. And he wins. He's a class act all the way. A pro's pro, a gentleman's gentleman. If you're starting a franchise, who do want as your first pick? I'll take Jeter, thank you. And I'm sure I wouldn't get too many arguments."
   25. Renegade (((JE))) Posted: July 24, 2014 at 01:36 PM (#4756979)
"Seaver... believes the Yankees captain ought to be the first unanimously elected Hall of Famer.

"I've thought about it; Jeter should be the one," Seaver said. "What can you say he hasn't done? He has every credential imaginable -- great player, good citizen. He plays the game properly, respects the game and his predecessors. He's done it in the big city, for one team that wears a uniform of greatness. He has no marks against him. He has the numbers. And he wins. He's a class act all the way. A pro's pro, a gentleman's gentleman. If you're starting a franchise, who do want as your first pick? I'll take Jeter, thank you. And I'm sure I wouldn't get too many arguments."

It's good to see Seaver's getting high on his own supply out in Napa.
   26. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: July 24, 2014 at 01:39 PM (#4756988)
He has no marks against him.

He's shared a clubhouse with a lot more steroid users than Jeff Bagwell.
   27. Jeltzandini Posted: July 24, 2014 at 01:50 PM (#4757001)
Jeter should be elected unanimously, and so should dozens have been before him. While his being the first would be pretty annoying, it would be worth it if it slew the ridiculous withheld vote for no-doubters.
   28. Benji Gil Gamesh VII - The Opt-Out Awakens Posted: July 24, 2014 at 01:52 PM (#4757005)
I can't decide what's uglier, that bench the White Sox gave him or the Les Paul.
Yeah, the bench and it isn't especially close. The cowboy boots are close though.

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