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Derek Jeter bows out of the All-Star Game

Jul 8, 2011, 4:45 PM EDT

Derek Jeter Reuters

For as much was made about so many Yankees making the All-Star team, in effect, it doesn’t really matter. Why? Because none of ‘em seem to be playing. Alex Rodriguez and Mariano Rivera already decided to give it a miss, and now, too, will Derek Jeter.

This is not a total shock.  While he’s been playing every day since his return from the disabled list, that’s mostly to get his 3,000th hit out of the way. One figures that once that happens, he’ll be resting that calf more than he has been. And what a better way to get some rest than to not fly out to Arizona and to play in an exhibition game?

  1. Chris Fiorentino's Rash - Jul 8, 2011 at 4:52 PM

    good. now if Placido Polanco could do the same the ASG might be watchable this year.

  2. kopy - Jul 8, 2011 at 4:54 PM

    It would be pretty funny to see reactions if the Yankees make it to the World Series but don’t have home field advantage. I don’t know that they could complain about the ASG if none of them wanted to play in it.

    • Detroit Michael - Jul 8, 2011 at 5:27 PM

      Jeter is such a team player that he’s intentionally bowing out of the All-Star Game to increase the Yankees’ chances of having home field advantage in the World Series.

  3. drmonkeyarmy - Jul 8, 2011 at 4:57 PM

    Craig,
    I heart that Ethier is taking Victorino’s spot in the All-Star Game. Any truth to that? If it isn’t posted by this site or David Murphy, I don’t believe it.

    • skipperxc - Jul 8, 2011 at 5:04 PM

      If it’s anybody but McCutcheon I quit

      • ditto65 - Jul 8, 2011 at 7:39 PM

        Apparently it is Ethier, so you quit.

    • jwbiii - Jul 8, 2011 at 5:08 PM

      Ken Gurnick says this is so.

  4. foreverchipper10 - Jul 8, 2011 at 4:59 PM

    Sweet, sweet victory.

  5. marshmallowsnake - Jul 8, 2011 at 5:02 PM

    Was it because he realized that he did not deserve to be there? Maybe he IS a class act after all… ;)

    • marshmallowsnake - Jul 8, 2011 at 5:03 PM

      Yes, I just created a thumbs down train for myself…

  6. scatterbrian - Jul 8, 2011 at 5:10 PM

    Who does this guy think he is, A-Rod?

  7. jwbiii - Jul 8, 2011 at 5:10 PM

    The Yankees are just doing their own quiet, little SB 1070 boycott.

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