So Derek Jeter, who I think plays for the Yankees, actually faked getting hit by a pitch in a game last night. It was baseball’s equivalent of a dive, the sort of play that would have expected out of Alex Rodriguez. But not Jeter, who went to first base and scored the game-tying run when Curtis Granderson homered in the next at-bat.
“It hit the bat,” Jeter admitted after the game. “[Umpire Lance Barksdale] told me to go to first base. I’m not going to tell him I’m not going to first.”
“It strikes me as a bit desperate, like he has to cheat in order to get on base these days,” Steve S. at TheYankeeU.com writes. “It’s also a bit pathetic, watching a once great and still proud player go outside the rules in order to still be able to do his job.” –WSJ.com
This is worse than doing steroids in my mind. I’d rather have shrunken testicles than no testicles at all. Hey, great acting job, though, Jeter. You’re almost ready for that guest appearance on Rescue Me.