LADY AT THE BAT: Jeter About To Do The Impossible (For Him)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Jeter About To Do The Impossible (For Him)

Am I about to be proven wrong? According to today's New York Post, Derek Jeter spoke to SI.com, expressing his and the team's complete support for Alex Rodriguez. The full interview will be posted tomorrow, but according to the Post, Jeter told SI:

"...Alex is a teammate. I support him. Our whole team is behind him. We all support him."

He continues:

"To be quite honest with you, it's old hearing the same questions. It's something that's been addressed before in the past. Everyone's moved beyond it. And it doesn't really need to be addressed again."

Really, Derek? Where was I when this was addressed? Living under a rock? I don't think so!

I can't wait to read this interview tomorrow. Maybe then everyone really will be able to move beyond this issue and never address it again.


Bernadette

5 comments:

Chrissy said...

I don't think Jeter did anything wrong in not publicly supporting Alex. If I thought that he didn't support him in the clubhouse I would be surprised and disappointed but I don't think that's the case. But, as he's said in the past, it's not his role to tell the fans who to root for or support. I agree with that statement. He's captain of the clubhouse not of the fans. Would it have made a difference if he'd publicly supported him? Probably but I don't feel that's his job.

Bernadette said...

He definitely said it's not his job to tell the fans who to root for or support, but he also came out and said the fans needed to lay off Giambi when they were booing him a lot a few years back. If that's not telling fans who to root for, I don't know what is. He's talking out of both sides of his mouth and that's not right. He's supposed to be the captain to all the players of the team, not just to the ones he wants to be.

Anonymous said...

Jeter isn't wrong.If A Fraud would get his head out of his own ass,and stop trying to constantly be the centre of attention,then class acts like Jeter wouldn't have to be so hacked off with him.
A Fraud said enough disrespectful stuff about Jeter,so he has every right to not want be supporting him.No-one wanted him in NY anyway.

Chrissy said...

Giambi was/is his friend though. I think when he came out in support of Giambi it was more a personal statement saying this is my friend and this is how I feel about the situation and I'm going to support him. With Alex it's different because they're not friends. Jeter might not even like him at all so he felt no need to issue personal statements on his behalf. And, in my opinion, it's okay for Jeter not to like Alex after that Esquire article. Should he be over it by now? Maybe but he's human and being called out like that by someone you thought was your friend couldn't have been fun. Not issuing a personal statement in support of Alex is not a reflection of his role as a captain but more a reflection of how he feels about Alex as an individual.

Bernadette said...

Chrissy, I agree that it's a reflection of how he feels about Alex as an individual, but I believe that, as captain, he needs to put his personal feelings on the back burner. What if he didn't like Andy Pettitte? Would Andy have received the same amount of support he received from fans when his steroid use became public? I don't think so.