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  • Originally posted by COLTS7 View Post
    Really,........ this from the person who wrote "If Jeter's going to challenge Pete Rose's record he's going to need to put himself on a serious strength training program because I don't think his thin build will allow him to be productive into his 40s like Pete Rose was."

    That statement tells me you really don’t know much about baseball, certainly not much about actually playing the game. Jeter's build and frame are proto typical for what a baseball scout looks for in a player, which is why he was a #1 pick. I'm not even going to waste my time checking but I'll bet my house Rose wasn't close to being a number #1 pick, if even actually drafted at all. Some of your points are so far off base I have to wonder if you ever picked a baseball up. Jeter is one of the best conditioned players in the game. Pete Rose wasn't half the athlete Jeter is and wasn't anywhere near as well conditioned as Jeter when he was playing.

    As for Jeter being the most over rated player in the game that is laughable, and again illustrates your ignorance or lack of baseball knowledge. One thing is certain, if Jeter stopped playing today he is a 1st time ballot hall of famer and there isn't one player on the Red Sox right now you can say that about.

    You hate the Yankees and hate the new stadium so why do you waste your time on this board? I'm not a Mets fan so I don’t bother going on the Mets board. The only conclusion I can come to is that you know deep down the Redsox will never measure up to the Yankees and your obsessed with that fact.. .
    In case you hadn't noticed Derek Jeter is regularly voted the most overrated player in baseball...by his peers. And to quote Mike Francesa, he has never been the best shortstop in baseball at any time during his career.

    Pete Rose was a winner who didn't have the luxury of a 200 million dollar payroll propping him up. The Phillies hadn't won a championship for close to a hundred years and during the 70s they lost every time in the NLCS. A year after they acquire Pete they win the world series.

    Jeter's a good player, but all this MVP talk is BS. How can someone be the mvp of the league when they're not even the mvp of their team. This team stunk the first third of the season and it wasn't until arod came back they started winning. In 2009 arod, tex, and Hughes have been more important to this team.

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    • Originally posted by scooterfan View Post
      He's a good player and a nice guy, and this is a rarity in professional sports today. But just about everybody agrees that he's the most overrated ballplayer in professional sports today. And let's be honest, like most of his teammates he's been missing in action in October the last several years. We'll see if he can change this dynamic in October.
      Under rated against who? All the great shortstops the red sox have had since 2004? Oh I forgot the red sox have had a revolving door at short since nomar left. Jeter is the only one of the big 3 shortstops of the late 90's still playing the position. Nomar is a 1st baseman and A-rod moved to 3rd where he isn't too shabby. Besides if jeter was playing for the red sox he'd be the greatest person since Jesus to walk the earth, the reason yankee fans tend to "overrate" jeter is cause the rest of baseball underrates him. The man is the greatest yankee of this generation, and one of the best players in baseball.
      The 27 Time World Series Champions New York Yankees!

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      • Originally posted by scooterfan View Post
        In case you hadn't noticed Derek Jeter is regularly voted the most overrated player in baseball...by his peers. And to quote Mike Francesa, he has never been the best shortstop in baseball at any time during his career.

        Pete Rose was a winner who didn't have the luxury of a 200 million dollar payroll propping him up. The Phillies hadn't won a championship for close to a hundred years and during the 70s they lost every time in the NLCS. A year after they acquire Pete they win the world series.

        Jeter's a good player, but all this MVP talk is BS. How can someone be the mvp of the league when they're not even the mvp of their team. This team stunk the first third of the season and it wasn't until arod came back they started winning. In 2009 arod, tex, and Hughes have been more important to this team.
        Why the heck did pedroia win the MVP last year, it was obvious he wasn't the best player on hi team.
        The 27 Time World Series Champions New York Yankees!

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        • As football coach John Madden said on his radio show this week, if I had to pick one guy to start a baseball team that guy would be Derek Jeter. He, without a doubt, is the greatest shortstop to ever play the game. Between the championships and his steady course as a player and a captain no one comes even close. Does he deserve MVP? Its debatable, since he has had quite a few clutch hits...

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          • Originally posted by scooterfan View Post
            In 2009 arod, tex, and Hughes have been more important to this team.
            That may be true, but everybody knows the people who vote are sentimental and occasionally use the MVP as a "lifetime achievement" kind of thing. If you were going to give Jeter an MVP based on that rationale, now would be as good a year as any since he's having such a great season, especially after all the idiots on the radio and NESN2...err, ESPN were speculating about him being "washed up".

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            • The last 7 posts have nothing to do with NYS or even stadiums in general.

              Folks, if you want to talk about baseball, there is a whole 'nother section of this forum for that . . .

              http://baseball-fever.com/forumdisplay.php?f=21
              Last edited by SparkyL; 09-11-2009, 02:44 PM.

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              • How anyone can keep on responding to scooterfan is beyond me.
                Please stop indulging this ....guy.
                Let him die a quiet death.

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                • Section 334, Row 2.
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                  • Oh yea I forgot...my friend got me tickets in the 4TH ROW in section 133 for free on Tues. They were amazing and I saw myself on TV a couple of times on Swisher's HR one of the Rays' home runs.









                    Ballparks, Stadiums, & Green Diamonds Died In '08

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                    • Nices pics baseballman1243. Was the view from your section as nice in real life as it is in your pics? Or is it distant?
                      Today I Consider Myself the Luckiest Man on the Face of this Earth...

                      “I would like to take the great Di Maggio fishing....They says his father was a fisherman. Maybe he was as poor as we are and would understand...”
                      Ernest Hemingway
                      “The Old Man and the Sea”

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                      • Originally posted by Cool Papa B. View Post
                        Nices pics baseballman1243. Was the view from your section as nice in real life as it is in your pics? Or is it distant?
                        It was better in real life. Damon seemed 3 times closer when I was there.
                        Ballparks, Stadiums, & Green Diamonds Died In '08

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                        • Congratulations, Derek Jeter!
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                          • Originally posted by The House That Ruth Built View Post
                            Congratulations, Derek Jeter!
                            A true class act Derek Jeter.
                            Congrats
                            pic from wednesday
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                            • Congrats to Jeter!

                              So I was bored with photoshop...this is what Yankee Stadium would look like if the Yanks played on gravel:

                              Ballparks, Stadiums, & Green Diamonds Died In '08

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                              • If it had a copper frieze:

                                Ballparks, Stadiums, & Green Diamonds Died In '08

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