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Wow wow wow wow wow. The music, the intense Harvey stare, the promise of weather above 10 degrees. This video has it all. I am laying next to a pile of “happy tissues” at my house after watching that. And the best part about all of it is that Harvey Day will be back in our lives once every five days. Glorious. Simply glorious.    

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P.S. Derek Jeter comes off as such a villain in this trailer. The good-looking, well dressed rich guy with the life that is too good to be true. Similar to Harvey Dent, except Maggie Gylenhaal looks closer to me than she does Hannah Davis.

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Number 2, the rooster’s cockadoodledoodledoo is so important to our lives.  Look at that cotton ball snowman.  He just plays the arts and crafts game the right way.  And the glue?  So clutch.  Billy Madison is the true Captain of kindergarten.  #2chool will never be the same without him.

I have to admit that the ad agencies in charge of Derek Jeter’s farewell money grab tour have been killing it the last few months.  The #Re2pect commercial went viral and even the biggest Yankees hater had to tip his cap to the (likely sleazy) marketing group that put it all together.  Even as someone who has rooted against Derek Jeter for his entire adult life, it was hard to not get goosebumps on my goosebumps.  Visiting Stan’s was an especially nice touch.  I have always been jealous of the Yankees having an actual fun environment outside their stadium, instead of the vast Flushing wasteland the Mets play in.

If David Wright had a Gatorade commercial, he would be pushed around the 7 train by Asians, mugged at one of the chop shops, have his entire farewell speech drowned out by a plane flying overhead, get hit by a pitch, and have the Mets lose a crucial September game (if they were still in the race).  God I hate baseball (and baseball apparently hates me).

P.S. The most believable part of this commercial is Jeter not knowing how to use a smartphone, right?  He probably is like a drug kingpin that hasn’t touched a cell phone since 1996.  That’s what your entourage is for.  They will keep Minka hanging on your every text while setting up a quick session with Hannah Davis.  Derek Jeter: The modern day Frank Sinatra (without the unwanted publicity and mob connections.  I think).

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More and more the Yankees are morphing into my beloved Mets.  They are putting promotions on the first NFL Sunday to get a bump in attendance and pimping out their franchise to make a buck.  The Richter scale in Tampa Bay is off the charts with all the rolling George Steinbrenner is doing in his grave.  Instead of trying to win, they are trying to turn a profit.  And that’s when you have Mozart Maniacs show up instead of Bleacher Creatures.  Not a good look for the Boogie Down.

And a hat tip to the person who asked if the music was Taps.  Great call.  That song should be played whenever an American icon dies.  And the latest iteration of the Great Yankees are dead.  #RIPYankees. #RIPDerekJeter. #RIPSteveJobs.

I may hate the Yankees and their fans, but if you don’t respect Derek Jeter, you must have some personal issues you need to work out (or your sister has come home with one of his gift baskets).  Funny, emotional, star-studded.  I actually got chills from this commercial and all Jeter has done is break my heart the last 20 years as a Mets fan/Yankees hater.

h/t Ballow for the link

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This list is sorted by WAR (Wins Above Replacement) for all eligible AL shortstops.  I know people will say it’s a Lifetime Achievement award and that he’s earned it, but I am just simply putting up a list based on performance.  

Based on the numbers above, tell me who should be the America League starting shortstop and who should be doing crazy weird stuff with supermodels down in his Tampa Bay mansion.