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Saturday, April 20, 2013
In the playoffs, Jeter’s absence — while not as extreme — had the same damaging psychological effect on the Yankees as Biggie’s death had on Junior Mafia. The group slowly fell out of relevance without its heart to pump greatness into everyone else.
... Robinson Cano is the future face of the Yankees and is going to get blessed with a Jeter-type mega-deal at year’s end. The Yankees are hoping he can hold the fort down better than Lil’ Cease did when B.I.G. left.
While the injury is not career-threatening, a workhorse like Jeter wishes he could trade in all his millions for a new body. What does he have left as a shortstop – two seasons at most? If he chooses to pursue Pete Rose’s hits record, he’ll do it as a DH.
Envisioning the Yankees infield with a no-name at short is weird, like watching “What’s Happening” after mama passed. Or “Good Times” after James died. If the Yankees do get Jeter back this season, cherish the plate appearances and the hustle-hard base-running. We’re all getting a reminder of how ill Father Time is. He throws an unhittable fast ball. One even the great Jeter can’t get around on.
Or as we used to say…“No, No, Nadette”.
Posted: April 20, 2013 at 05:15 AM | 23 comment(s)
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