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    Article: Why do Twins fans boo Derek Jeter??


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    He's the best player on the most hated team in MLB....pretty easy
    Just because he's booed doesnt mean he's not heavily respected just like booing doesnt have to mean hatred

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    Jester is awesome. I love watching him play. I never understood it too.

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    I don't know, but I'd guess, well, I don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greengoblinrulz View Post
    He's the best player on the most hated team in MLB....pretty easy
    Just because he's booed doesnt mean he's not heavily respected just like booing doesnt have to mean hatred
    I guess this must go the same for AJ Pierzynski.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darin617 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by greengoblinrulz View Post
    He's the best player on the most hated team in MLB....pretty easy
    Just because he's booed doesnt mean he's not heavily respected just like booing doesnt have to mean hatred
    I guess this must go the same for AJ Pierzynski.

    ---Obviously. It couldn't be because different players get booed for different reasons.

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    because Jeter IS the Yankees and Twins fans better hate the Yankees. I respect Jeter, but because he plays on the Yankees, I hate his guts. I feel bad for him getting hurt though because injuries aren't good for anybody. No sympathy towards the Yankees though.

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    He plays for the Yankees what other reason do you need or is this a Minnesota nice trick question?
    This comment brought to you from the Rosedale Mall studio by Hamm's Beer, brewed in the land of sky blue waters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darin617 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by greengoblinrulz View Post
    He's the best player on the most hated team in MLB....pretty easy
    Just because he's booed doesnt mean he's not heavily respected just like booing doesnt have to mean hatred
    I guess this must go the same for AJ Pierzynski.
    Ive never thought that MN fans dont appreciate what AJ did here for 3 yrs.....but he's an arrogant player who takes onfield cheap shots for the Twins #1 rival. Not hard to figure out.
    Ive always personally hated Torii Hunter more as he left for nothing more than money (but claimed it wasnt) cause he was tired of MN.
    SO glad he never won anything with ANA

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    First and foremost - I think Jeter is great and is the face of MLB in my private little world.

    I take issue with the statement that insinuated that none of us could date and romance the high profile women that Jeter has. In fact, I have dated all of them, and romanced some of them (after Jeter of course). Call me a "left over specialist", but a "dumpster diver" would be the more correct term - some of the aforementioned ladies were high maintenance. I am getting a headache just thinking about it.

    One of Jeter's unmentioned past girlfriends - Veronica - I ended up dating and getting married to. We're still together and life is a joy. We even have a portrait hanging of Derek in our sleeping quarters - at her request I must admit. I am not too sure of the significance of the portrait - but I like it... it is a nice portrayal of Derek Jeter... it looks sharp.

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    Quick questions - I also dislike Aaron Rodgers. Is that allowed?

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    Great response, Bark!! I enjoyed it, and I am sorry to have presumed that none of the Twins Daily readers would be able to date one of Jeter's exes!!! Ha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jm3319 View Post
    because Jeter IS the Yankees and Twins fans better hate the Yankees. I respect Jeter, but because he plays on the Yankees, I hate his guts. I feel bad for him getting hurt though because injuries aren't good for anybody. No sympathy towards the Yankees though.
    This. I don't personally boo Jeter, but only because I refuse to go to a Yankee game. I would boo EVERY yankee, not just Jeter. But he OWNS the Twins, I think we've retired him about twice in his career. Maybe its his smirk that irritates me. I'm so glad that the Tigers are up 2-0. The Yankees have missed the playoffs just once since the ALDS came into existance. Oh for the good old days of just the ALCS. My favorite period in Yankee history was from 1965 to 1976, when they sucked.

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    To be rich, good-looking, be pretty much the most loved athlete in NYC and to have the common sense to remain single. THE SMARTEST SOB EVER, BAR NONE!!!!!!

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    Simply put, I'm tired of hearing the media gush about him. It's hard not to hate a guy even if you do respect the guy as a great player if you try to watch any baseball coverage on tv, let's say on ESPN, that isn't a Yankees game, but yet they tie half their information in their coverage to Jeter or the Yankees. I would love to know the percentage of time ESPN spends talking about the Yankees and Red Sox compared to every other team combined. I was watching NFL network this morning before the games started and I had to sit through a Jeter segment. Do you know how annoying that is? And your argument that he has been loyal and stayed with the same team his whole career is flimsy at best. They can pay out the nose for his declining production (defense counts too) and have it not be a burden like most teams would. You can't tell me that if Jeter came up with the Royals, you would be using the whole loyalty argument. Yes, he's the model of consistency and performance when it matters most. But to think that people hate him because of who he dates etc is completely missing the point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Bonnes View Post
    Quick questions - I also dislike Aaron Rodgers. Is that allowed?

    It's not only allowed, it's encouraged. Well done, sir. Same thing: Good player, most hated team for Minnesota, respect his ability and him (kinda, i personally think he is a bit of a tool though) and love to see him get sacked 8 times in a half and lose as often as possible.

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    As a fan who is sick and tired of the Jeter "mystic", let me say this: He is overrated. You may think it hard to say that a player with 3300 hits is overrated, but it is actually pretty simple:

    - He has played on a team that constantly has all-star players batting around him, which can only make his job that much easier.
    - At any given time, he was never considered the best current player at his position (Tejada, A-Rod, Nomar, Rollins, Ramirez).
    - He has only led the league in PA (5 times), AB (once), Runs (once) and hits (twice). Not exactly dominating numbers considering what he supposedly brings to the table.
    - Never an MVP
    - While he has 5 GG, every defensive metric under the sun shows him to be a sub-par to atrocious defender.
    - His biggest plus is that he rarely misses a game. Now that isn't a bad thing, but we don't have any problem destroying compiliers, why does Jeter get a pass in this area.

    Let's talk about Cap'n Jetes "ability" to lead a team:
    - Refused to even discuss moving from short when the team acquired A-Rod, though at the time A-Rod was a superior defensive player.
    - He plays the media to make himself look better. When A-Rod struggles, Jeter is mysteriously silent. But if others struggle, Jeter will publicly support them. He's done this to others as well.
    - Refused to discuss moving to the outfield, though it would make the team better. Yount, Biggio... Cabrera moved back to 3B this year to accomidate Fielder. Jeter just has to look to his right for somebody willing to sacrifice for the team.

    Many other things he gets credit for crack me up:
    - All-Star selections are meaningless. It's a popularity contest.
    - Yes, Derek Jeter dates "dream" women. So does virtually every other MLB player. Seriously, have you seen the wives of most of these guys? Also, do you suppose they all got the Derek Jeter date package left for them in the backseat of the car the morning after?

    Derek Jeter is an elitist, self-centered, egomaniac. I boo Derek Jeter because he is a Yankee and because I believe him to be overrated. If he played for the Royals his whole career, would you put him over George Brett? I wouldn't.

    The Jeter legend is driven solely by the media. Put him on a midwestern team and he becomes Craig Biggio. Not a bad player, just not a "greatest of all time"

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    I always thought it was because the Twins have had such a rough time with the Yankees in the Gardenhire era. Jeter has been killing the Twins for a long time. Why should Twins fans cheer that?

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    I don't boo Jeter. I boo Yankees. He happens to be one. Put Jeter in a Twins uniform and my booing would halt. Put Revere in a Yankee Uniform and I'll boo his ass!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fire Dan Gladden View Post
    As a fan who is sick and tired of the Jeter "mystic", let me say this: He is overrated. You may think it hard to say that a player with 3300 hits is overrated, but it is actually pretty simple:

    - He has played on a team that constantly has all-star players batting around him, which can only make his job that much easier.
    - At any given time, he was never considered the best current player at his position (Tejada, A-Rod, Nomar, Rollins, Ramirez).
    - He has only led the league in PA (5 times), AB (once), Runs (once) and hits (twice). Not exactly dominating numbers considering what he supposedly brings to the table.
    - Never an MVP
    - While he has 5 GG, every defensive metric under the sun shows him to be a sub-par to atrocious defender.
    - His biggest plus is that he rarely misses a game. Now that isn't a bad thing, but we don't have any problem destroying compiliers, why does Jeter get a pass in this area.

    Let's talk about Cap'n Jetes "ability" to lead a team:
    - Refused to even discuss moving from short when the team acquired A-Rod, though at the time A-Rod was a superior defensive player.
    - He plays the media to make himself look better. When A-Rod struggles, Jeter is mysteriously silent. But if others struggle, Jeter will publicly support them. He's done this to others as well.
    - Refused to discuss moving to the outfield, though it would make the team better. Yount, Biggio... Cabrera moved back to 3B this year to accomidate Fielder. Jeter just has to look to his right for somebody willing to sacrifice for the team.

    Many other things he gets credit for crack me up:
    - All-Star selections are meaningless. It's a popularity contest.
    - Yes, Derek Jeter dates "dream" women. So does virtually every other MLB player. Seriously, have you seen the wives of most of these guys? Also, do you suppose they all got the Derek Jeter date package left for them in the backseat of the car the morning after?

    Derek Jeter is an elitist, self-centered, egomaniac. I boo Derek Jeter because he is a Yankee and because I believe him to be overrated. If he played for the Royals his whole career, would you put him over George Brett? I wouldn't.

    The Jeter legend is driven solely by the media. Put him on a midwestern team and he becomes Craig Biggio. Not a bad player, just not a "greatest of all time"
    ---His defense is somewhat overrated. He wouldn't get as much hype and exposure had he spent his career in KC or Cleveland. And yeah, the whole St. Jeter thing gets old. However, you're going way too far in other other direction here by ignoring the amazing career he's had dismissing him as a compiler. The guy is a first ballot HOFer for sure.

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