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OK, I have had enough of this malarky.  It was funny when elected officials with noodle arms and no athletic skill threw out a bad first pitch.  Even the occasional 50 Cent or Carl Lewis blooper got a chuckle.  But now we are just shitting all over our national past time.  Did Miss Texas have a problem finding an American flag to burn as she threw out the pitch?  Shameful.

As far as I am concerned, we should kick Texas out of the Union for this.  They have always wanted to be their own country, anyway.  This was the final straw.  Tax the living shit out of the Cowboys and Longhorns when they want to play a football game against American teams. Win/win.

Also, what happened to beauty queens besmirching their states and family names with sex scandals?  I miss the good old days.  Now I have to give the Ceremonial First Pitch the Oregon Trail treatment.ore

No matter what you think of the Dubya or the Yankees, this is the best first pitch ever. I am going to petition future MLB commissioner Rob Manfred to right the wrongs of his predecessors by creating a rule that all stadiums must show the George W. Bush first pitch before every baseball game. This way, the terrorists (both local* and abroad) lose.
*Yes, I just called Miss Texas a terrorist. I stand by that statement 100%

If that doesn’t work, we can all agree that Plan B should be showing Chrissy Teigen’s first pitch before every game, right?  Sexy, fun, and a legit throw.  Just the way our forefathers would have wanted it.

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I’d say this is about right, unless Wyoming is as passionate about baseball as they are about football.

 

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

So Jimmy Fallon pulled a switcharoo on Yankees fans, having them boo a picture of Robinson Cano.  When they turned around, Cano came out of the picture and they did everything short of throwing him a parade in the Canyon of Heroes.  If you are a fan who wants to boo someone that left your team, that’s fine.  But have a backbone and stand behind what you say/do.  If Chipper Jones had ever became a Met, I would not have cheered him.  Same with Roger Clemens.  Just too much bad blood along the way.  Would I actively root against them at the expense of the Mets?  Of course not, I’m a Mets fan.  But don’t get down on your knees for the guy just because he appeared in person in front of you.  Be a stubborn a-hole and back up what you have said.  And how about the balls on the guy complaining that Cano left for the money?  Ummm, you are a Yankees fan, right bro?  I’m pretty sure their motto is “sign the best players the minute they become available because we can”.  Cano is probably the first AND last player that will ever pull a move like that on the Yanks, too.

And this isn’t a Mets/Yankees thing either, since Fallon pulled a similar prank on Mets fans talking about Matt Harvey last year.  New York does have some of the best/smartest fans in the world, but due to the sheer numbers, sometimes it feels like they have some of the worst too.  But it is nice to see Yankees fans get burned like this.  It’s the same fan base that relentlessly told Mets fans Carlos Beltran was a soft player with a gross mole on his ear the day he signed in Flushing.  Fast forward nine years and he is the next great Yankees outfielder who has always been underrated.  Give.  Me.  A.  Break.

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Well the news just broke that Derek Jeter will retire after the 2014 season.  As a Mets fan, I obviously have no love in my heart for the Yankees fans.  Many are too loud and obnoxious for my liking (even though they root for the greatest American sports team).  But it has been very hard to actually hate many of the players on the Yankees the last 20 years or so.  Sure you would have guys like Roger Clemens and Gary Sheffield occasionally wear the pinstripes.  But players like Jeter, Mariano Rivera, and Andy Pettite were all highly respected and seemed like great people off of the field.  Anyway, here are a few thoughts on the announcement:

  • I am sure Derek is not going to love having the spotlight on him all season long, similar to Rivera.  But the Yankees will honor him the right way.  They always take care of their own.
  • The Yankees will also make millions of dollars because of this announcement.  They always take care of their bank account as well.
  • I wonder if teams will be making parting gifts for Jeter the way they did for Mo last season.  While Jeter seems like a great guy, Mariano seemed to be even more transcendent in regards to his personality than even Number Two, Derek Jeter, Number Two.
  • I actually do feel bad for Yankees fans (or at least as bad as you can feel for a fan base that has won 5 World Series in the last 20 years).  They are losing a once-in-a-lifetime type of player.  Jeter is a gritty leader who leaves it all on the field and made you proud to root for him.  He did his best to keep his personal life out of the controversy factor known as the New York tabloids.  And he is truly someone who loves his familiy and friends.
  • If you need further proof that everything always works out for Jeter, look no further than the fact that his last season will be free of having the A-Rod distraction in the locker room everyday.  Yeah, Jeets!
  • As a baseball fan, I’ll be sad that the game loses Jeter as a player.  He is a great ambassador of baseball and is a tremendous role model.
  • As a Mets fan, I will be very interested to see how the Yankees replace Jeter and Rivera.  After 20 years of dominance, maybe the tide will turn in New York and just the littlest slice of humble pie will be served.  Maybe.

Here is the statement Jeter made on his Facebook page earlier today:

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