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Photo of the Day: Captain America calling

Jul 4, 2011, 9:30 AM EDT

Captain America punches Hitler

For so many years, one gets the sense that Derek Jeter fans saw him much like this, single-handedly smashing tyranny and representing all that was Right and True about baseball and America.

Well, the years have taken their toll and Jeter has started to be seen in a different, more realistic light. More of a Silver Age hero than a than Golden Age hero. It’s probably for the best. The Silver Age heroes were always way more interesting for all of their fallibilities.

But he’s still a hero nonetheless, saving the Trenton Thunder from the forces of evil!


Jeter comes back to the Yankees today. No word if Bucky is with him.

  1. yankeesfanlen - Jul 4, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    That looks like the perfect uniform to hit #3000 He won’t have to change and go directly to the Canyon of Heroes. Or maybe back to Kalamazoo.
    I’m placing a commerative plaque at his birthplace in Pompton Plains NJ today and invoking the spirits of birthday boys George Steinbrenner and John Sterling.

  2. crankyfrankie - Jul 4, 2011 at 9:44 AM

    He can also use this jersey for retirement community softball in a few years. No probably not they’ll say it is too gaudy. I know that minor league teams do outlandish salute night but what was this in Trenton a salute to Liberace night? BTW thanks for the Bucky line it made my morning.

  3. proudlycanadian - Jul 4, 2011 at 11:03 AM

    We now know that Jeter can hit singles against Single A pitching. He can also catch balls hit to him on a single bounce. He can also run the bases the old fashioned way (one base at a time). Welcome back Captain. The Al East welcomes you.

    • marinersnate - Jul 4, 2011 at 11:19 AM

      What? He hit those heroic singles off of DOUBLE A pitching! I understand that there will now be a ticker-tape parade to celebrate. (And an ESPN one hour special). Film at 11:00.

      • proudlycanadian - Jul 4, 2011 at 12:14 PM

        My bad; however if he can hit singles against Double A pitchers, I assume that he can also hit them against Single A pitchers.

  4. Roger Moore - Jul 4, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    No word if Bucky is with him.

    The Red Sox hope that Bucky F*****g Dent is not with him.

  5. royhobbs39 - Jul 4, 2011 at 12:16 PM

    From a fellow comic geek and baseball fanatic… Thank you.

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