Derek Jeter And Todd Frazier, Together Again After 16 Years

My jerk coworkers won't understand, but Derek Jeter does represent something to Yankee fans of a certain age. Like me! Over the course of his career, baseball players went from grown men I admired to people who are now younger than me. These two pictures, of Jeter posing with Reds 3B Todd Frazier 16 years apart,… » 7/16/14 2:40pm 7/16/14 2:40pm

Derek Jeter And Adam Wainwright Saved The All-Star Game

The silly, silly controversy over whether Adam Wainright gave Derek Jeter "a couple of pipe shots" is a great thing. Not necessarily the act itself, nor the discussion over it, in which people seem upset not that it happened but that Wainwright didn't lie about it, or even the immediate fallout, which will see more… » 7/16/14 9:45am 7/16/14 9:45am

All 100 Times Jeter's Name Was Mentioned On Fox—And All Zero Of Gwynn's

Lest you forget, Fox was sure to make you aware that this is Derek Jeter's final season in the majors. The Captain's name was spoken no fewer than 100 times on tonight's All-Star Game broadcast, but at what cost? That of remembering people like Tony Gwynn, Don Zimmer, or Bob Welch—none of whom were mentioned during… » 7/16/14 12:56am 7/16/14 12:56am

MLB Network Host Told Trout Before Game He'd Triple Home Derek Jeter

MLB Network host Greg Amsinger spoke with Angels slugger Mike Trout during today's pre-game festivities, and jokingly told the All-Star outfielder that he'd come up to bat with Derek Jeter on second base—and hit a triple to drive home the Yankees captain. Sure enough, that's exactly what happened in the first inning. » 7/15/14 9:06pm 7/15/14 9:06pm

Communist Umpire Ruins All-Star Game On First Play

I'm sorry: is this, or is this not, Derek Jeter's night? Are we not saying farewell to The Captain tonight? Someone better get the umpires on board then, because on the second goddamned pitch of the game, Derek Sanderson Jeter went to his motherfucking left and snagged a rocket off the bat of Andrew McCutchen. He then… » 7/15/14 8:35pm 7/15/14 8:35pm

How Fox Faked Crowd Enthusiasm For Neil Diamond Last Night

Last night's MLB All-Star Game in New York featured a few high moments, several low moments, and one weird moment. Neil Diamond's distorted, off-tempo rendition of "Sweet Caroline" just prior to Mariano Rivera's final appearance as an All-Star was one of the worst—but Fox did its best to cover that up. » 7/17/13 3:25pm 7/17/13 3:25pm

How Jim Leyland Gave Mariano Rivera The Perfect Moment

For all its aggressive pointlessness, the All-Star Game can do ceremony like none other. Last night was maybe the best example of that since 1999, when baseball's All-Century Team took the field at Fenway: Mariano Rivera, with just a few more months left in his singular career, had the field all to himself. » 7/17/13 9:04am 7/17/13 9:04am

Prince Fielder Hitting A Triple While McCarver Recites “Enter Sandman”

Some strange things happened at tonight's All-Star Game in New York. A Kansas City player got a hit, for one. (The last Royal to do that was Bo Jackson.) Yankees closer Mariano Rivera entered the game in a save situation, but didn't earn the save. The weirdest parts, though? That Prince Fielder hit a triple, and Tim… » 7/16/13 11:35pm 7/16/13 11:35pm