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Jeter to miss All-Star Game due to exhaustion

Posted on: July 11, 2011 4:41 pm
Edited on: July 11, 2011 4:55 pm
 
By Evan Brunell
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A theme during the press conferences for the All-Star Game that has been going on all day is the absence of Derek Jeter.

Many players and coaches were not biting on saying anything negative about Jeter's absence, and Fox Sports is reporting that he chose not to join the festivities in Phoenix because of "emotional and physical exhaustion" after his quest for 3,000 hits.

It's not easy to inch closer and closer toward a significant milestone when you play for the Yankees, that's for sure. It's hard to blame Jeter, who was playing in virtually every game over the last several weeks minus a brief stint on the disabled list for a calf issue.

“I don’t know if [it’s an] obligation, but it’s one of your duties as a player, out of respect, knowing that there was a guy that really wanted to be on the All-Star team, and his stats were right there, and he would have loved the chance to be here,” Giants closer Brian Wilson said without referring to Jeter specifically when talking about the volume of players that have opted not to attend or play in the game.

“I would say that you would show up, unless you need these three days to recover. You are representing your team, so it would be good to be here.”

A source close to Jeter speculated that if he had reached 3,000 hits earlier, the Yankees captain would have headed to to Phoenix. As it was, however, he would have had to hop a plane the day after reaching the milestone, which he later admitted was weighing on him as he felt pressure to get the hit in Yankee Stadium.

There's really no way for any of us to judge the kind of strain Jeter was under, and given his service to the game both on and off the field, it's difficult to get worked up about Jeter's absence. In his place, plenty of other young, budding stars will get their chance to star and carry the game forward into a new generation.

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Since: Oct 7, 2011
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Since: Aug 13, 2006
Posted on: July 11, 2011 6:55 pm
 

Jeter to miss All-Star Game due to exhaustion

There's really no way for any of us to judge the kind of strain Jeter was under, and given his service to the game both on and off the field,


Gotta love it ! Lot's of strain, huh!  With all the diddling and fiddling he did to get the huge contract at his age he must have been STRAINED out then ?

If there's a real class act it's Tim Wakefield



Since: Aug 13, 2006
Posted on: July 11, 2011 6:50 pm
 

Jeter to miss All-Star Game due to exhaustion

too exhausted to play in the All-Star game 


He has some of that A Fraud , cellophaneman in him from being together late at night.

It is a shame!

Beckett will be there  and never did the bumble bee, fly out of the scene when all was said and done...



Since: Feb 10, 2007
Posted on: July 11, 2011 6:41 pm
 

Jeter to miss All-Star Game due to exhaustion

Are they testing for Steroids or HGH at the All-Star game this year?   Cuz it seems like all the Spankees are avoiding the A-S game like the plague for some reason  ... all except Canoe that is.    Seriously though ... don't players only play like 4 or 5 innings ... poor OLD MAN Skeeter Beeter ... aka Capt. 'no-so' Courageous wouldn't even have to play an entire game.   But if he truly is exhausted, if he had ANY RESPECT FOR THE GAME he'd at least show up and support the others who are playing.   This just proves how truly SELFISH he is  ... Ohhhhhh the SHAME  ...  like I said before ... PATHETIC! Embarassed



Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: July 11, 2011 6:23 pm
 

Jeter to miss All-Star Game due to exhaustion

As a Yankee fan I want all my guys to skip the trip....spend time with family....and rest up to play DEEEEEP into october....let the scrubs battle out homefield for us



Since: Feb 10, 2007
Posted on: July 11, 2011 6:18 pm
 

Jeter to miss All-Star Game due to exhaustion

Exhaustion  .... really???  That's what he's going with now  .... PATHETIC!   Healthy enough to cram in #3000 AT HOME ... but too exhausted to play in the All-Star game  .... in which the very same fans that voted him in, pay his inflated salary.    So not only is Jeter a MONEY-GRUBBER .... he's SELFISH too  ....   only fitting that he SHAMES himself showing no respect for the game and ONLY CARING ABOUT HIMSELF.    WHAT A DISGRACE!  Embarassed



Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: July 11, 2011 6:04 pm
 

Jeter to miss All-Star Game due to exhaustion

ask the catchers that play 155 to 170 games a year what exhaustion is. Bull shit Jeter all them dumb Yankee Fans voted for you



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: July 11, 2011 5:56 pm
 

Jeter to miss All-Star Game due to exhaustion

What a crock.  He was healthy enough to play every game last week when he came off the DL.  He should get his butt to AZ for the All Star Game.  For a guy who is supposedly all about the game and the fans, this is a huge departure from his normal M.O.




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