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What’s the plan for Derek Jeter in his final All-Star Game?

Jul 15, 2014, 5:17 PM EST

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During his pregame press conference American League manager John Farrell revealed the plan for Derek Jeter tonight, saying he expects to give the retiring Yankees shortstop two at-bats before removing him from the game in the top of the fourth inning.

As for a sendoff, Farrell said he plans to send reserve Alexei Ramirez of the White Sox out to take Jeter’s spot at shortstop.

National League starting catcher Jonathan Lucroy of the Brewers has also said he plans to step away from the plate and encourage the fans at Target Field to give Jeter a lengthy salute prior to his at-bat leading off the first inning.

So count on at least two standing ovations for Jeter in his final All-Star Game.

  1. El Bravo - Jul 15, 2014 at 5:30 PM

    I DEMAND THREE STANDING OVATIONS AND WILL DO SO FROM THE BAR I’M IN TONIGHT!

    • greymares - Jul 15, 2014 at 6:55 PM

      That’s where you find most Braves fans, not standing though they’re under the table. lol.

    • amaninwhite - Jul 15, 2014 at 7:36 PM

      I’m predicting four: Intros, 1st AB, 2nd AB, final removal.

      • El Bravo - Jul 16, 2014 at 10:21 AM

        how about that 2 inning interview? wow

  2. bengalguy - Jul 15, 2014 at 5:35 PM

    Classy

  3. happytwinsfan - Jul 15, 2014 at 5:39 PM

    If majority of the ticket holders are from around here (which I suppose they aren’t) Jeter will get a nice hand but Pat Neshek might get a bigger one. Nothing against Jeter, but if Neshek comes out I hope he gets the biggest ovation of the night and there’s no doubt about it.

  4. proudlycanadian - Jul 15, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    MLB should give Jeter gift baskets of baseballs signed by his All Star team mates, that he in turn can give to his most adoring female fans.

  5. carefreejt6 - Jul 15, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    nomar>jeter

    • sportsfan18 - Jul 15, 2014 at 6:59 PM

      not for career length, staying power

      yes Nomar had a higher peak than Jeter did but Nomar was not able to sustain his career and I’m not talking about at peak levels either.

      The three seasons from 1998 to 2000 were excellent by Nomar and his OPS+ was much higher than Derek’s at any point in a 2 or 3 yr stretch for Derek.

      Nomar last played regularly at 33 yrs old. Nomar only had 163 at bats in his age 34 season and 160 bats in his final season at age 35.

      When Derek was 35, he finished 3rd in the MVP voting in the A.L.

      so, if you want to say Nomar is better than Jeter, at least qualify it in some way. like saying his best 3 yrs were better than Jeter’s best 3 seasons and you’d be correct.

      But Jeter’s career was FAR and away better than Nomar’s.

    • SocraticGadfly - Jul 15, 2014 at 8:17 PM

      Ozzie, actually > Jeter. There, it’s fixed.

      • chiadam - Jul 15, 2014 at 8:42 PM

        Shawon Dunston = Shawon Dunston

  6. nothanksimdriving123 - Jul 15, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    They should retire his number throughout all professional sports and declare his birthday a national holiday.

    • thomas844 - Jul 15, 2014 at 6:50 PM

      Jeter may be one of the all time greats, but that’s really pushing it.

    • thomas844 - Jul 15, 2014 at 6:51 PM

      Sorry, I just caught on to your sarcasm after writing my last comment lol

  7. thomas844 - Jul 15, 2014 at 6:49 PM

    Jeter always had style. Just like with his 3,000th hit, I expect nothing less than a homer in his final ASG at bat.

    • sportsfan18 - Jul 15, 2014 at 7:02 PM

      good luck

    • roundballsquarebox24 - Jul 15, 2014 at 7:54 PM

      Carlos Gomez was asked today by MLB Network if he would rob Jeter of a home run if Gomez knows for sure that he can easily leap and catch it and he said he absolutely would!

  8. finfan87 - Jul 15, 2014 at 7:01 PM

    Jeter is one of those athletes that everyone can admire because of his performance on the field and also because of the way he acts off the field. He gives his all to his team and he deserves all the respect that he gets. The end of his career isn’t just a sad moment for the Yankees, but for all of baseball. I’m not a huge baseball fan so I don’t know much about young up and coming athletes, but hopefully one of them will be able to fill the void in Major League Baseball.

  9. hojo20 - Jul 15, 2014 at 7:44 PM

    I remember the days when it was just a game and not a salute to a certain player.

  10. Nick Danger - Jul 15, 2014 at 8:23 PM

    The plan for Derek Jeter is the same as every game – wave late at some fastballs, play statuesque defense (in that he has the range of a statue) and make it all look so effortless.

  11. chiadam - Jul 15, 2014 at 8:47 PM

    Love that they used Bob Sheppard’s recorded intro for Jeter. See, Miami Heat PA announcer, you don’t have to hold each syllable for 45 seconds to get the point across.

  12. moogro - Jul 17, 2014 at 9:58 PM

    How about grooving him some fastballs?

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