July 9th, 2011 at 2:13 PM ^

The only thing better than seeing him hit that homer is the Yankees winning the World Series. Derek is by far my favorite player of all time and always will be. Congrats!


July 9th, 2011 at 4:55 PM ^

Relax. I never said I didn't like the guy.  He is definitely my favorite Yankee.  The man is a class act, originally from Michigan, and a UofM fan.  What is there not to like about him?  (Besides being a Yankee)  I was just adding to the theory brought up by the previous poster.  I don't really think that happened but it's a possibility.  


July 9th, 2011 at 3:20 PM ^

but ESPN along with others like yahoo sports were really obsessing over it.  On another board, someone brought up that Jim Thome is at 597 homeruns, and hasn't gotten any attention, even though 600 is a far more exclusive club, indeed if you take out those supsected or found guilty of steroids, that club has Ruth, Mays, Aaron and Griffey.

Let's celebrate the achievement and also get back to the pennant races, it's a valid point.



July 9th, 2011 at 2:54 PM ^

Congrats to jeter, but thank god I won't have to hear about him chasing 3000 anymore.


Also, congrats to jeter, lol @ the yankees for his new contract.


July 9th, 2011 at 3:18 PM ^

Hate the Yankees, hate the guy. He's pure smarm and vastly overrated. Virtually nothing in sports would give me more joy then him being conclusively linked to steroids.


July 9th, 2011 at 4:30 PM ^

or Jeter all you want, but he's one of the 10 greatest SS to ever play the game, as considered so in wOBA (weighted on base average), RC+ (runs created), and WAR (wins above replacement). He isn't a very good defender, but he's easily one of the best hitting players the position has ever seen.


July 9th, 2011 at 3:28 PM ^

He got 3000 and he's 4 for 4 in the seventh inning of this game.  He has always been able to amp up the focus when the spotlight is the brightest.  Cogratulations to my favorite player in MLB.


July 9th, 2011 at 3:30 PM ^

Live in NY and yesterday before the Yankee Rays game YES Network did a piece on the guy who scouted Jeter.  Was really interesting that the reason Jeter was even available at the 6th pick was due to everyone being "convinced" he was attending Michigan.  The scout told the Yankees "the only place this kid is going is Cooperstown" and convinced them to take the chance.

Really would have loved to see him play for Michigan in the early 1990's but when the Yankee's and their money come calling I think you go. 

Sac Fly

July 9th, 2011 at 5:10 PM ^

He's a class act. Great player, stays out of trouble, he's a team player, and he might be one of the only players in the league who can be considered a role model.


July 9th, 2011 at 6:21 PM ^

I'm watching the post-game show. The 23 year old guy who caught the ball has given the ball back to Jeter and didn't want anything. He said he's young and has time in his life to make money. How refreshing. The Yanks are going to take care of him though. He's getting front row seats for tomorrow, suite seats for the rest of the year, and 3 Jeter autographed balls and bats. Bu hats off to the kid. 


July 9th, 2011 at 6:43 PM ^

Not a huge Thome fan, but the amount of publicity Jeter has gotten for knocking at the door of a club that has 26 other members (3,000 hits) compared to Thome getting near a mark that only seven others have attained (600 homers, and three of those guys are on the steroid list) is just obscene.

Not Jeter's fault, but the EastCoast Sports Programming Network reigns again...


July 9th, 2011 at 8:16 PM ^

I remember the Jeter vs. Nomar debate and the Nomar's Better (clap, clap, clap-clap-clap) chants in Fenway.  Turns out we were wrong about that one.  I've hated the guy for over 15 years now but he's one of the all time greats.