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World’s longest-ever documentary to be produced

Jul 5, 2011, 1:04 PM EDT

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I didn’t wake up this morning with the intent of taking cheap shots at Derek Jeter, but sometimes the fates just set you up for that kind of thing. Straight from the MLB PR department:

HBO and Major League Baseball Productions are teaming up for a new documentary chronicling New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter’s quest for his 3,000th career hit.  The one-hour special, titled “DEREK JETER 3K,” will take viewers behind the scenes as Jeter attempts to reach the milestone.

I can’t wait for the emotional scene when Jeter says “wait … I’m an inner-circle Hall of Famer who will probably have streets named after him one day. Do I really have to wear this?”

According to the press release, the documentary will air “a few weeks after the milestone is reached.”

So, you know, you may want to make sure your nursing home gets HBO.

  1. spudchukar - Jul 5, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Crockumentary has now entered the lexicon.

  2. fivetoolmike - Jul 5, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Oh god when I saw that tweet retweeted this morning, I assumed that @MLB_PR account was a fake, like @kennethcolepr. I thought it was a joke. Now I’m just upset.

  3. djeter220 - Jul 5, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    If it’s anything like their Hard Knocks or Boxing behind-the-scenes stuff, I’ll be very excited to see it

  4. yankeesfanlen - Jul 5, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Goodie! I hope they include the outtakes from him filming the $149/mo Ford Focus ads.
    And to add some spice, maybe a domestic scene on a Saturday night in Jeterville washing out Minka’s unmentionables in the kitchen sink. Hey, it’s on HBO!

    • proudlycanadian - Jul 5, 2011 at 1:37 PM

      How about some tender moments between Jeter and Minka shot in a soft focus?

    • royalsfaninfargo - Jul 5, 2011 at 3:35 PM

      In honor of len how about a domestic scene between ARod and Jeter with one of them wearing Minka’s unmentionables! :-) Sorry len, i couldnt resist!

    • deathmonkey41 - Jul 5, 2011 at 7:22 PM

      Craig- you’re such a hater. BTW- any word on whether or not the documentary will cover Minka Kelly’s lingerie- pillow fights with her hot friends during sleepovers?

  5. paperlions - Jul 5, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Is it possible to have a less interesting topic for a documentary? It isn’t like there could possibly be anything interesting or suspenseful happen related to this…it isn’t a record, there is no real possibility of failure, no obstacles to over come….crap like this creates more ill will toward Jeter than anything Jeter does (except for maybe the few times his ego has publicly reared its ugly head recently regarding his spot in the batting order and his contract talks).

    • SmackSaw - Jul 5, 2011 at 1:42 PM

      Right, I hope his 3,000th hit is a weak grounder to right during a loss. Have a good time trumping that up HBO.

      • kopy - Jul 5, 2011 at 2:07 PM

        Or maybe an overthrow at first where Jeter is credited with a single and reaching 2nd base on an error, but really everyone is pretty sure Jeter would have been thrown out if the defense was clean.

        They could even have 5 minutes of waiting for a ruling from the official scorer.

  6. proudlycanadian - Jul 5, 2011 at 1:36 PM

    The New York Yankee media bias encourages a lot of cheap shots directed at that team. Hit them hard Craig.

  7. Joe - Jul 5, 2011 at 1:37 PM

    “Go behind the scenes of Derek Jeter’s quest to become the 28th player in Major League Baseball history to reach 3,000 hits.”

  8. SmackSaw - Jul 5, 2011 at 1:40 PM

    If he was on any team but the Yankees, nobody outside of his mother would care.

    • austinswafford - Jul 5, 2011 at 1:49 PM

      So true. He’s limping to it just like Craig Biggio did. Both should be hall of famers, but for some reason, Biggio’s just didn’t get this kind of coverage. Strange. I guess it’s because Jeter “led” all of those $180 million payroll teams to so many World Series titles. How the media managed to give him sole credit for that will always elude me.

      • djeter220 - Jul 5, 2011 at 2:05 PM

        Sure, not like there weren’t any other heroes from the dynasty days. Bernie, Rivera, Pettitte, Tino, Posada all went unnoticed and all credit went to Jeter. But why would the most marketable player in the MLB and the captain of the most historic franchise in American sports located in the number one market reaching one of the biggest individual milestones in the game garner any extra attention? I can’t wrap my head around why the media would want to capitalize on this moment by chronicling his successful career and commemorating his fairly significant achievement.

      • kopy - Jul 5, 2011 at 3:34 PM

        To whom is this sarcastic Yankee-loving question directed? You are essentially agreeing with SmackSaw by saying this achievement is getting more attention because of the uniform he wears and the geographical location of the stadium he plays in.

    • djeter220 - Jul 5, 2011 at 5:01 PM

      There are many reasons why this is a big deal. But I was directing my sarcastic question towards austinswafford and all the posters I’ve read on this blog who seem to be baffled as to why this event is being covered the way it is. I get why some of you may hate the Yankees but it surprises me how it affects their ability to use simple reasoning and logic.

  9. Jonny 5 - Jul 5, 2011 at 1:44 PM

    I thought documentaries typically get made after certain things happen. The rules of fate, god, and karma all demand he does not reach his milestone now.

    • danberman4 - Jul 5, 2011 at 1:50 PM

      Um, many documentaries are made “before” something happens. “The Making of the President” series for instance. Others can focus on a everyday life, rather than “something happening.”

    • ditto65 - Jul 5, 2011 at 3:10 PM

      You kinda need the footage to make the documentary. For instance, “With the Marines at Tarawa” was planned in advance, with marine cameramen hitting the beach to “document” the action on the island. Not really all that surprising that they plan these things ahead.

  10. droogleeddie - Jul 5, 2011 at 1:47 PM
  11. royhobbs39 - Jul 5, 2011 at 1:58 PM

    Much more exciting Versus documentary – “200! Adam Dunn’s Quest to Reach The Lofty 200 Strikeout Mark”.

    Between every at bat against a lefty, the camera cuts to a scowling Mark Reynolds being interviewed by Ahmad Rashad about what it takes.

  12. kopy - Jul 5, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    “DEREK JETER 3K” – as in 3 strikeouts?

    • Ari Collins - Jul 5, 2011 at 2:07 PM

      In that case, it should be DEREK JETER 3GIDP.

      • spudchukar - Jul 5, 2011 at 2:39 PM

        First their was the Y2K, debacle, now comes the equally over-hyped Why 3K?

      • spudchukar - Jul 5, 2011 at 3:04 PM

        OOPS, *there

  13. foreverchipper10 - Jul 5, 2011 at 3:16 PM


    • foreverchipper10 - Jul 5, 2011 at 3:17 PM

      Damn my non-existent html skills……

    • foreverchipper10 - Jul 5, 2011 at 3:18 PM

      Damn my non-existent HTML skills….

  14. proudlycanadian - Jul 5, 2011 at 7:13 PM


    • deathmonkey41 - Jul 5, 2011 at 7:25 PM

      Yeah, a soft grounder to the third baseman. How many of his hits have come recently. I can’t shake the feeling that Girardi is going to drop him in the order once he gets the milestone.

  15. deathmonkey41 - Jul 5, 2011 at 7:37 PM

    The Captain got his second hit of the game- a ringer double to left-center field for a 2 RBI double! 4 away.

    • proudlycanadian - Jul 5, 2011 at 7:40 PM

      At the rate he is going, Minka will soon see Jeter’s balls and bat in the Smithsonian.

      • deathmonkey41 - Jul 5, 2011 at 7:52 PM

        I love him for all he’s done for the Yankees and how he plays the game, but at the same time I detest him because I am insanely jealous of the life he has.

  16. jwbiii - Jul 6, 2011 at 3:47 AM

    Just wait ’til you see the media hype as he becomes the 29th player to approach 250 GDPs! And the only one to do it all in a Yankee uniform!

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