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Blue Jays give Derek Jeter a trip to Canadian Rockies

Aug 31, 2014, 3:25 PM EDT

Derek Jeter‘s retirement tour continued Sunday afternoon at Rogers Centre in Toronto, where the Blue Jays presented him a $10,000 check for his Turn 2 Foundation and this really cool trip

Some other gifts Jeter has received: a set of Tiger Stadium seats and three paintings from the Tigers, cowboy boots and a photo with George W. Bush from the Rangers, a LEGO mosaic and guitar from the Indians, a bottle of wine and Napa Valley vacation from the A’s, a Kingdome seat and a gold Shawn Carter watch from the Mariners, a piece of art made out of New York Subway tiles from the Mets, a personalized standup paddleboard from the Angels, and golf clubs, pinstriped boots, and a cowboy hat from the Astros.

  1. nobody78 - Aug 31, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    Jeter is one of the all time great players and one of my all time favorites, behind Mariano Rivera and Don Mattingly, and side-by-side with Paul O’Neill, Bernie Williams, and Jorge Posada.

    But for goodness sake, I don’t see the point of everyone giving him all this stuff. Money for his foundation? Sure, yes, great. But let him buy his own damn trip to the Canadian Rockies.

    • raidordie - Sep 1, 2014 at 1:22 AM

      Why do you care what he gets?

    • bigmeechy74 - Sep 1, 2014 at 10:48 AM

      Paul O’Neill?

  2. rbj1 - Aug 31, 2014 at 3:51 PM

    Well now he’ll have something to do this October.

    • proudlycanadian - Aug 31, 2014 at 6:20 PM

      Banff is very attractive and quite relaxing in the fall.

  3. serbingood - Aug 31, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    A trip to the Canadian Rockies? Wonderful. I guess if he wanted one it would have put a huge dent in his net worth. Let’s hope that it is transferrable and he gives it to a truly needy person/family.

  4. scoutsaysweitersisabust - Aug 31, 2014 at 3:55 PM

    I hope he is claiming all theses gifts on his next tax return. :)

    • sportsfan18 - Aug 31, 2014 at 4:13 PM

      Obama is going to enjoy the trip to Canada…

      • ripwarrior - Aug 31, 2014 at 4:50 PM

        He may already be flagged by the irs since he claimed to live in Florida while playing baseball in New York.

      • tearlw - Aug 31, 2014 at 5:23 PM

        First of all, he does live in Florida. His house is so big the locals call it St. Jetersburg. Living in NY half the year doesn’t change his FL residency.
        Second, why would the IRS care either way? His federal tax rate is the same in FL or NY. The IRS isn’t gonna give a flip if NY wants to claim him for income tax purposes beyond the 81 games of income he pays to NY due to the jock tax.

      • ripwarrior - Aug 31, 2014 at 5:31 PM

        There is no state income tax in Florida retard

      • tearlw - Aug 31, 2014 at 5:39 PM

        First, don’t call people names, it isn’t nice.
        Second, I know there’s no state income tax in FL. That’s probably why he lives there.
        Third, what does that have to do with what I said? The IRS only cares about federal income tax, not state. They wouldn’t care if he was a resident of FL or NY. The federal income rate is the same in either state.

      • twinfan24 - Aug 31, 2014 at 5:49 PM

        State income tax doesn’t matter for the players. They pay state taxes in the states where their games are played. So, it would only help if he were playing his home games in Florida. Maybe it helps him for other income he has, but the taxes for his playing salary won’t be affected based on where his home is. Amazing how many don’t know this, and then one of those fools has to call someone else “retard” when they don’t even have the story straight.

      • ripwarrior - Aug 31, 2014 at 5:57 PM

        Yes you are retarded. Read the link idiot.

      • tearlw - Aug 31, 2014 at 6:20 PM

        Yes, I know all about that story. I still stand by what I wrote. The IRS is the federal government’s tax arm, not the state of New York’s. That’s a story about the state of NY trying to establish his residency in NY for income tax purposes. Not the IRS. The federal gov’t doesn’t care which state he lives in (he said a third time).
        Stop calling people who are smarter than you names. At least I know the difference between the federal government and a state government.

        And state income tax also matters twinsfan. The income tax people in NY were going after his a percentage of his base yearly salary. Which is why they were trying to establish residency. The taxes paid under the jock tax (to other states) is deducted from his state income tax. And since NY’s income taxes are much higher than most of the other states he plays in, they would get more of his money than if he resides in FL.

      • scoutsaysweitersisabust - Aug 31, 2014 at 6:26 PM

        Ugh, why can’t we report comments three deep in a thread?

      • ripwarrior - Aug 31, 2014 at 6:30 PM

        You know nothing about sport nor tax law. I wish I could meet you in person because I would challenge you to a fight. I would win and you would go home to call your mom and cry.

      • tearlw - Aug 31, 2014 at 7:01 PM

        If beating me up would teach you the difference between the states and the federal government, I might consider letting you do it.

      • jm91rs - Aug 31, 2014 at 7:24 PM

        Quit saying retarded please.

      • bigmeechy74 - Sep 1, 2014 at 10:49 AM

        oh cool politics stuff

    • ripwarrior - Aug 31, 2014 at 7:29 PM

      Stay out of this RETARD. I am having a fun argument with my new friend.

      • scoutsaysweitersisabust - Aug 31, 2014 at 8:08 PM

        Stop acting like an internet tough guy. Your comments are offensive and ignorant. I hope Crag comes along and gives you the ban you so richly deserve.

  5. titansbro - Aug 31, 2014 at 6:38 PM

    Why do teams feel they need to give him retirement gifts? It’s stupid.

    • tearlw - Aug 31, 2014 at 7:09 PM

      Gratitude for all the money from increased ticket sales he’s brought their way over the years?

      • Francisco (FC) - Aug 31, 2014 at 7:25 PM

        Toronto sold out the entire weekend. I’m pretty sure the increased revenue from the “Captain’s Last Visit” more than paid for the trip to the Canadian Rockies.

      • indaburg - Aug 31, 2014 at 9:21 PM

        The $74,000 he currently makes per game (pre-taxes :-) ) isn’t enough reward?

  6. Mikhel - Sep 1, 2014 at 12:40 AM

    Every person in attendance donated 5 dollars to give Jeter that $10,000 dll check for the Turn2 foundation, a great gesture.

  7. serinagillian - Sep 1, 2014 at 6:09 AM

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  8. burndownhottopic - Sep 1, 2014 at 7:54 AM

    Orioles are getting Jeter an early retirement by elimination. Enjoy el Capitan!

  9. jburns52 - Sep 1, 2014 at 9:32 AM

    I hope the O’s give him a pie in the face.

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