The best baserunner in the game? Tim Kurkjian’s paean to the Yankee captain is
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Also, I read that at http://www.knitting.com that Derek has the best purl stitch. And, that he’s also the best defensive coordinator in the NFL. And that he could make Ferran Adria look like a short order cook. Is there anything SuperDerek can’t do, besides win a championship this millenium?
Win 1 championship in 87 years and all of a sudden Sox fan has annointed the Sox as the team of the new millenium. Damn Derek Jeter its all his fault they haven’t won, maybe we should see if we can trade him straight up for the wonderful OC?
Aww, our generation’s version of Charlie Hustle … what a great tribute by Jerkjian …
Jeter for Mischa Barton? Done deal.
Oh, btw YF, I think you’re forgetting the part where the Red Sox pulled off the Biggest Upset Ever, and did it on your home turf. Or, conversely, the part where the Yankees pulled the Biggest Choke Ever, and capped it off on their home turf.
I didn’t forget, I was just saying how it was all Jeter’s fault. Also what is “Jerkjian” thinking everubody knows that Manny is a better baserunner.
Why is Jeter a great baserunner because he decided to tag up on Jacques Jones before the ball was hit? This is an idiotic logic, on both Kurkjian’s and Jeter’s part. This article can’t be trusted from the very first anecdote, even though I do think that Jeter is a great baserunner, in fact. Kurkjian could have done a much better job making his case – this article simply doesn’t do it well.
Nobody claimed that Manny is a the best baserunner in baseball. Nobody even claimed that Manny is a good baserunner. He’s not. But that play to end the NY/Min series has been glorified in several places, and I just don’t see the reason for the hype. Fast baserunner (and a good one, yes) on 3B in an extra-innings ballgame and a ball hit to the OF. It’s kinda common sense from there. No risk: if Jeter is out, the game is still tied. If he’s safe, game set match.
I also thought it was pretty funny when I read another ESPN article shortly after that game and the writer said that a scout had told him that in his opinion Jeter was only 1 of 3 men in baseball who would’ve made that play, tagging up and making home safely: the other two were Larry Walker and Ichiro.
Shortly thereafter, of course, in the World Series, Larry Walker was cut down at homeplate by the aforementioned Manny Ramirez.
Yeah that’s irony for you …
Captain Mr. Jeter is the best baserunner ….. He’s the smartest baserunner that’s what the article is implying. Just as Mr. Roberts is the fastest baserunner .. this guy has an argument in saying that the captain is the smartest. Why would it anger the sox fans? Even if he’s a great baserunner you beat him and the rest of the Yankees but thats all over it’s a new season and nothing else matters
See comment three up for my take on Jeter’s skills. More a question of the way Kurkjian comes to his conclusion than the conclusion itself.
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