While the paper doesn’t seem eager to draw attention to it, New York Times columnist Michael Powell has a scoop today: Derek Jeter is connected, at a degree of remove, to what recent Al Jazeera reporting presents as a doping ring that allegedly provided Peyton Manning, James Harrison, and Ryan Howard, among others,…
The fun and beauty of Derek Jeter gossip isn’t in its truthfulness—it’s that it can go so far while still remaining plausible, which says more about the Jeter mythos than an accurate rumor ever could. Jeter’s engaged now, but he took a minute to finally address one of the more famous rumors from his single days.
Big news in sports journalism today. Biiiiiig news. Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant has accepted the position of Deputy Publisher at The Players’ Tribune, the outlet that cuts out media middlemen and lets pro athletes tell their agents’ brand messaging content directly to fans with no filters.
Way, way, way back in 2007, we covered a Craigslist posting by a gentleman seeking a co-writer for a tell-all about his time as a Yankees clubhouse worker, the abuse he endured, and the many scandalous Bronx Bombers episodes he witnessed. It is now 2015, and Abused By The New York Yankees is finally out—and its claims…
The Yankees’ pinstriped hard-on for Troy Tulowitzki was an open secret. Every season was supposed to be the one that the shortstop was finally traded to usurp Derek Jeter in New York. Also as well-known was the strained relationship between Jeter and GM Brian Cashman, though no one would talk about what turned things…
Deadspin readers have overwhelmingly demanded to know what it would look like if various major leaguers had pitcher Aaron Harang’s distinctive eyes. In the interest of service to you, the reader, we present various major leaguers with Aaron Harang’s distinctive eyes.
On the radio today, Yankees GM Brian Cashman declared that if it were up to him, the Yankees would never name another captain after Derek Jeter, who was "so perfect" in the role but retired or died or something.
The Players' Tribune—the number one sports website for boring, ghostwritten first person accounts from athletes—is having (or perhaps more accurately, had) Darnell Dockett tweet from their Twitter account today:
This article is dedicated to the memory of the late Clem Comly, who did more than anyone to put together the Retrosheet.org public database of baseball statistics that made this article and all Internet baseball encyclopedias possible.
“Derek” is thinking about his next step. “Russell” wants to make a difference. “Danica” updates her relationship status. “Blake” is really glad his creepy boss is gone.
Derek Jeter took his final at-bat in the third inning at Fenway Park today. He hit an RBI infield single before being subbed out for Brian McCann. Never again will Jeter have to play one of those 10-hour Yankees-Red Sox games.
What better gift to give a departing Derek Jeter than a cheap Aretha knockoff? Observers are unimpressed:
The Derek Jeter farewell tour is nice, but it's also serving as a distraction for a large concern in the Bronx: The Yankees have now missed the postseason for a second straight season. Excluding the 1994 season, which had no playoffs due to a strike, that hasn't happened since 1992-1993. Manager Joe Girardi made sure…
Before Derek Jeter's emotional last game at Yankee Stadium, CBS Sports radio host Damon Amendolara brought his Yankees-fan producer, Shaun Morash, on the air to talk about Jeter's impending retirement. The tears came pretty quickly.
You might have seen this Derek Jeter photo somewhere on the internet today. Wow, look at all those twos! The baseball gods made it so, #R2p2ct, etc. Unfortunately, it's fake, and the guy who made it feels bad for fooling you.
I want you to just listen to the crowd as it watches the outcome of Derek Jeter's final at-bat at Yankee Stadium. It rises to pure white noise as the ball gets through the right side, sounding about as loud as a ballpark could possibly get. And then Antoan Richardson scores, and it gets louder.
Well, that happened. Here's a version without Bob Costas, using just the crowd audio track:
After tonight—or as of yesterday, depending on the rain—Derek Jeter will have played his final game in Yankee Stadium. It's as fine a time as any to note, for the record, that Derek Jeter was an OK ballplayer. He was pretty good at playing baseball, overall, and he did it for a pretty long time.
The Jeter slurping gets metaphysical: "Wherever he goes, whether it's second base or somewhere else, everyone is expecting him to be Derek Jeter, and he always delivers." [NYT]