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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

"Derek Jeter's Swinging Years" by Seth Mnookin - GQ

This is a profile of Derek Jeter from the new GQ. It's high quality, but that's not what I want to talk about. Did you know Jeter just got voted second greatest New York athlete of all time? Do you know how absurd that is? Jeter's probably not even a top five Yankee of all time. Let alone NYC baseball player. And God forbid you say NYC athlete. Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Mantle are no-brainers. But then you have to sift through Whitey Ford, Don Mattingly, and oh yeah, Yogi Berra and his 15 All Star appearances, ten World Series Rings and 3 MVP awards. Do people realize how good Yogi Berra was? Read his http://www.wikipedia.com/ page, its absurd. Talk about short shrift, guy probably is a starter on an all-time greats team and all anybody remembers about him is the dumb shit he said about a fork.

Oh, Willie Mays and Lawrence Taylor also were NYC athletes. Jeter is duking it out with Ewing and Namath for like 10th place and they should all be happy if they snag it.

Just riffing there, enjoy your poops.


ps. 1. Ruth 2. Taylor 3. DiMaggio 4. Gehrig 5. Mantle (Mays was probably better but he wasn't as iconically New York as Mantle)

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