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Seth Stohs
10-14-2012, 03:55 PM
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greengoblinrulz
10-14-2012, 03:58 PM
He's the best player on the most hated team in MLB....pretty easy
Just because he's booed doesnt mean he's not heavily respected just like booing doesnt have to mean hatred

clutterheart
10-14-2012, 05:13 PM
Jester is awesome. I love watching him play. I never understood it too.

mike wants wins
10-14-2012, 05:54 PM
I don't know, but I'd guess, well, I don't know.

darin617
10-14-2012, 06:24 PM
He's the best player on the most hated team in MLB....pretty easy
Just because he's booed doesnt mean he's not heavily respected just like booing doesnt have to mean hatred

I guess this must go the same for AJ Pierzynski.

one_eyed_jack
10-14-2012, 06:41 PM
He's the best player on the most hated team in MLB....pretty easy
Just because he's booed doesnt mean he's not heavily respected just like booing doesnt have to mean hatred

I guess this must go the same for AJ Pierzynski.


---Obviously. It couldn't be because different players get booed for different reasons.

jm3319
10-14-2012, 06:54 PM
because Jeter IS the Yankees and Twins fans better hate the Yankees. I respect Jeter, but because he plays on the Yankees, I hate his guts. I feel bad for him getting hurt though because injuries aren't good for anybody. No sympathy towards the Yankees though.

Winston Smith
10-14-2012, 07:01 PM
He plays for the Yankees what other reason do you need or is this a Minnesota nice trick question?

greengoblinrulz
10-14-2012, 07:13 PM
He's the best player on the most hated team in MLB....pretty easy
Just because he's booed doesnt mean he's not heavily respected just like booing doesnt have to mean hatred

I guess this must go the same for AJ Pierzynski.
Ive never thought that MN fans dont appreciate what AJ did here for 3 yrs.....but he's an arrogant player who takes onfield cheap shots for the Twins #1 rival. Not hard to figure out.
Ive always personally hated Torii Hunter more as he left for nothing more than money (but claimed it wasnt) cause he was tired of MN.
SO glad he never won anything with ANA

Bark's Lounge
10-14-2012, 07:17 PM
First and foremost - I think Jeter is great and is the face of MLB in my private little world.

I take issue with the statement that insinuated that none of us could date and romance the high profile women that Jeter has. In fact, I have dated all of them, and romanced some of them (after Jeter of course). Call me a "left over specialist", but a "dumpster diver" would be the more correct term - some of the aforementioned ladies were high maintenance. I am getting a headache just thinking about it.

One of Jeter's unmentioned past girlfriends - Veronica - I ended up dating and getting married to. We're still together and life is a joy. We even have a portrait hanging of Derek in our sleeping quarters - at her request I must admit. I am not too sure of the significance of the portrait - but I like it... it is a nice portrayal of Derek Jeter... it looks sharp.

John Bonnes
10-14-2012, 07:40 PM
Quick questions - I also dislike Aaron Rodgers. Is that allowed?

Seth Stohs
10-14-2012, 07:46 PM
Great response, Bark!! I enjoyed it, and I am sorry to have presumed that none of the Twins Daily readers would be able to date one of Jeter's exes!!! Ha!

ScottyB
10-14-2012, 08:21 PM
because Jeter IS the Yankees and Twins fans better hate the Yankees. I respect Jeter, but because he plays on the Yankees, I hate his guts. I feel bad for him getting hurt though because injuries aren't good for anybody. No sympathy towards the Yankees though.

This. I don't personally boo Jeter, but only because I refuse to go to a Yankee game. I would boo EVERY yankee, not just Jeter. But he OWNS the Twins, I think we've retired him about twice in his career. Maybe its his smirk that irritates me. I'm so glad that the Tigers are up 2-0. The Yankees have missed the playoffs just once since the ALDS came into existance. Oh for the good old days of just the ALCS. My favorite period in Yankee history was from 1965 to 1976, when they sucked.

kirbyelway
10-14-2012, 08:24 PM
To be rich, good-looking, be pretty much the most loved athlete in NYC and to have the common sense to remain single. THE SMARTEST SOB EVER, BAR NONE!!!!!!

edavis0308
10-14-2012, 08:26 PM
Simply put, I'm tired of hearing the media gush about him. It's hard not to hate a guy even if you do respect the guy as a great player if you try to watch any baseball coverage on tv, let's say on ESPN, that isn't a Yankees game, but yet they tie half their information in their coverage to Jeter or the Yankees. I would love to know the percentage of time ESPN spends talking about the Yankees and Red Sox compared to every other team combined. I was watching NFL network this morning before the games started and I had to sit through a Jeter segment. Do you know how annoying that is? And your argument that he has been loyal and stayed with the same team his whole career is flimsy at best. They can pay out the nose for his declining production (defense counts too) and have it not be a burden like most teams would. You can't tell me that if Jeter came up with the Royals, you would be using the whole loyalty argument. Yes, he's the model of consistency and performance when it matters most. But to think that people hate him because of who he dates etc is completely missing the point.

jm3319
10-14-2012, 08:59 PM
Quick questions - I also dislike Aaron Rodgers. Is that allowed?


It's not only allowed, it's encouraged. Well done, sir. Same thing: Good player, most hated team for Minnesota, respect his ability and him (kinda, i personally think he is a bit of a tool though) and love to see him get sacked 8 times in a half and lose as often as possible.

Fire Dan Gladden
10-14-2012, 09:49 PM
As a fan who is sick and tired of the Jeter "mystic", let me say this: He is overrated. You may think it hard to say that a player with 3300 hits is overrated, but it is actually pretty simple:

- He has played on a team that constantly has all-star players batting around him, which can only make his job that much easier.
- At any given time, he was never considered the best current player at his position (Tejada, A-Rod, Nomar, Rollins, Ramirez).
- He has only led the league in PA (5 times), AB (once), Runs (once) and hits (twice). Not exactly dominating numbers considering what he supposedly brings to the table.
- Never an MVP
- While he has 5 GG, every defensive metric under the sun shows him to be a sub-par to atrocious defender.
- His biggest plus is that he rarely misses a game. Now that isn't a bad thing, but we don't have any problem destroying compiliers, why does Jeter get a pass in this area.

Let's talk about Cap'n Jetes "ability" to lead a team:
- Refused to even discuss moving from short when the team acquired A-Rod, though at the time A-Rod was a superior defensive player.
- He plays the media to make himself look better. When A-Rod struggles, Jeter is mysteriously silent. But if others struggle, Jeter will publicly support them. He's done this to others as well.
- Refused to discuss moving to the outfield, though it would make the team better. Yount, Biggio... Cabrera moved back to 3B this year to accomidate Fielder. Jeter just has to look to his right for somebody willing to sacrifice for the team.

Many other things he gets credit for crack me up:
- All-Star selections are meaningless. It's a popularity contest.
- Yes, Derek Jeter dates "dream" women. So does virtually every other MLB player. Seriously, have you seen the wives of most of these guys? Also, do you suppose they all got the Derek Jeter date package left for them in the backseat of the car the morning after?

Derek Jeter is an elitist, self-centered, egomaniac. I boo Derek Jeter because he is a Yankee and because I believe him to be overrated. If he played for the Royals his whole career, would you put him over George Brett? I wouldn't.

The Jeter legend is driven solely by the media. Put him on a midwestern team and he becomes Craig Biggio. Not a bad player, just not a "greatest of all time"

Boom Boom
10-14-2012, 10:07 PM
I always thought it was because the Twins have had such a rough time with the Yankees in the Gardenhire era. Jeter has been killing the Twins for a long time. Why should Twins fans cheer that?

Riverbrian
10-14-2012, 10:07 PM
I don't boo Jeter. I boo Yankees. He happens to be one. Put Jeter in a Twins uniform and my booing would halt. Put Revere in a Yankee Uniform and I'll boo his ass!

one_eyed_jack
10-14-2012, 10:16 PM
As a fan who is sick and tired of the Jeter "mystic", let me say this: He is overrated. You may think it hard to say that a player with 3300 hits is overrated, but it is actually pretty simple:

- He has played on a team that constantly has all-star players batting around him, which can only make his job that much easier.
- At any given time, he was never considered the best current player at his position (Tejada, A-Rod, Nomar, Rollins, Ramirez).
- He has only led the league in PA (5 times), AB (once), Runs (once) and hits (twice). Not exactly dominating numbers considering what he supposedly brings to the table.
- Never an MVP
- While he has 5 GG, every defensive metric under the sun shows him to be a sub-par to atrocious defender.
- His biggest plus is that he rarely misses a game. Now that isn't a bad thing, but we don't have any problem destroying compiliers, why does Jeter get a pass in this area.

Let's talk about Cap'n Jetes "ability" to lead a team:
- Refused to even discuss moving from short when the team acquired A-Rod, though at the time A-Rod was a superior defensive player.
- He plays the media to make himself look better. When A-Rod struggles, Jeter is mysteriously silent. But if others struggle, Jeter will publicly support them. He's done this to others as well.
- Refused to discuss moving to the outfield, though it would make the team better. Yount, Biggio... Cabrera moved back to 3B this year to accomidate Fielder. Jeter just has to look to his right for somebody willing to sacrifice for the team.

Many other things he gets credit for crack me up:
- All-Star selections are meaningless. It's a popularity contest.
- Yes, Derek Jeter dates "dream" women. So does virtually every other MLB player. Seriously, have you seen the wives of most of these guys? Also, do you suppose they all got the Derek Jeter date package left for them in the backseat of the car the morning after?

Derek Jeter is an elitist, self-centered, egomaniac. I boo Derek Jeter because he is a Yankee and because I believe him to be overrated. If he played for the Royals his whole career, would you put him over George Brett? I wouldn't.

The Jeter legend is driven solely by the media. Put him on a midwestern team and he becomes Craig Biggio. Not a bad player, just not a "greatest of all time"

---His defense is somewhat overrated. He wouldn't get as much hype and exposure had he spent his career in KC or Cleveland. And yeah, the whole St. Jeter thing gets old. However, you're going way too far in other other direction here by ignoring the amazing career he's had dismissing him as a compiler. The guy is a first ballot HOFer for sure.

Montecore
10-15-2012, 01:19 AM
He's the best player on the most hated team in MLB....pretty easyhe Yankees suck
Just because he's booed doesnt mean he's not heavily respected just like booing doesnt have to mean hatred

The Yankees suck, that's why exactly. As far as "Because he dates women we dream about" - there's only one woman on that list I'm halfway attracted to (Scarlett J.). The rest aren't much more than floozies.

sorney
10-15-2012, 07:22 AM
As stated above....pretty simple. He is the face of the most hated team , so he gets booed. Comes with the territory.

Rick Blaine
10-15-2012, 07:47 AM
Because he is a Yankee. He may be one of the least annoying of the Yankees-- but he is still a Yankee. Any other team-- it would be a different story. On another note-- I am just loving watching A-Rod struggle:)

JB_Iowa
10-15-2012, 08:36 AM
Generally I boo the Yankees not specific players. I've never been really inclined to boo Jeter. And at least he has had the good sense not to get married and then continue to date all the women (and others) listed above. (But the gift baskets of memorabilia are somewhat disgusting to me).

I do boo Alex Rodriguez apart from my general Yankee booing. Atlhough this post-season even that is toned down by his generally miserable appearance and performance.

ericchri
10-15-2012, 08:52 AM
I think a better question might be, "do you boo any specific players on the Yankees more than others?" Cause asking why Twins fans boo anyone from the Yankees seems silly.

I've never been to a Yankees game honestly, are the boos for Jeter really that much worse than anyone else? I would assume that almost always being the leadoff hitter is a contributing factor, as he'd then be the first candidate to bear the boos meant for the Yankees in general.

Twins Twerp
10-15-2012, 09:10 AM
Because he is a(an) Yankee, duh. And he is a man/slut. He has slept with more women than Wilt Chamberlain

PopRiveter
10-15-2012, 09:56 AM
Because I have no interest in watching him help the Yankees succeed and I've no interest in spending the night with him.

He's a key cog in the worst machine baseball ever allowed.

powrwrap
10-15-2012, 10:59 AM
It got me thinking again about what of the most perplexing things about some Twins fans. Why does Derek Jeter get booed so loudly when he comes to Minnesota??

Do Twins fans boo Derek Jeter at Target Field? How long have Twins fans been booing Derek Jeter?

I ask because I was at a Yankees game last year, August 19th, and Jeter was not booed that night.

Ex-Iowegian
10-15-2012, 11:34 AM
Interesting question.
I think it’s more of a frustration, as both a Twins fan, and a baseball fan, of not being on even playing field with the Yankees. Whatever the reasons.
Booing Jeter doesn’t seem to me to be the right response. He has been able to keep his position and play relatively well throughout his career. Regardless of whether a guy is or is not the top at his position every year, to play for so many years creates statistical relevance.
Now if you were able to put one of the Steinbrenners on the field…

YourHouseIsMyHouse
10-15-2012, 01:25 PM
3 reasons.
1. I hate the Yankees. Jeter is their Cap'n. Makes sense.
2. A little jealousy. Jeter is the guy in high school who is better than you at everything. Now do I believe that?....Yes, but he tries to be perfect, nobody is, and the media makes him out to be.
3. Overrated. Jeter has never been the best player in the MLB in any season he's ever played. He's good, but people treat him like he's the best player of his generation and he's never been that dominant. Move him from SS where he's not that great defensively anyway and his offensive numbers are no where near as special

mysonlikes7
10-15-2012, 01:50 PM
Simply put, I'm tired of hearing the media gush about him. It's hard not to hate a guy even if you do respect the guy as a great player if you try to watch any baseball coverage on tv, let's say on ESPN, that isn't a Yankees game, but yet they tie half their information in their coverage to Jeter or the Yankees. I would love to know the percentage of time ESPN spends talking about the Yankees and Red Sox compared to every other team combined. I was watching NFL network this morning before the games started and I had to sit through a Jeter segment. Do you know how annoying that is?

Sounds like you have an issue with ESPN's coverage and you are taking it out on Jeter because you can't change the channel. Jeter is classy through and through. I know kids shouldn't look to athletes as role models, but Jeter would be near the top of my list for the way he conducts himself on and off the field. The majority of Twins fans boo Jeter for all of the reasons stated. He is a great player and a great team and the Twins fans wish he was on the Twins and they were as good as they Yankees. In my opinion, if you boo Jeter you are a Twins fan. If you don't boo him you are a baseball fan.

edavis0308
10-15-2012, 04:03 PM
Simply put, I'm tired of hearing the media gush about him. It's hard not to hate a guy even if you do respect the guy as a great player if you try to watch any baseball coverage on tv, let's say on ESPN, that isn't a Yankees game, but yet they tie half their information in their coverage to Jeter or the Yankees. I would love to know the percentage of time ESPN spends talking about the Yankees and Red Sox compared to every other team combined. I was watching NFL network this morning before the games started and I had to sit through a Jeter segment. Do you know how annoying that is?

Sounds like you have an issue with ESPN's coverage and you are taking it out on Jeter because you can't change the channel. Jeter is classy through and through. I know kids shouldn't look to athletes as role models, but Jeter would be near the top of my list for the way he conducts himself on and off the field. The majority of Twins fans boo Jeter for all of the reasons stated. He is a great player and a great team and the Twins fans wish he was on the Twins and they were as good as they Yankees. In my opinion, if you boo Jeter you are a Twins fan. If you don't boo him you are a baseball fan.

You're missing the point. I enjoy sporting news. I clearly stated that I had to sit through a Jeter segment on the NFL Network also. I do have a problem with media coverage of Jeter. Give us some more variety - appeal the baseball fans a bit more, not just the Yankees fans. Over half the people that claim to be Yankees fans probably couldn't even name you half their playoff roster.

You can also think he has been classy through and through, but if you think that if he played for a small market team, hit free agency, and would be giving them a home town discount so he could stay with them his whole career, then you are crazy. This is the same guy that as a 39 year old will be making $17 million dollars to play a below average shortstop, which he got by essentially holding the Yankees hostage due to his 'face of the franchise' status. Maybe when Mauer is 35, he should do the same thing to play catcher for us. Figuring the rising rates of salaries, he should be able to ask for about $30 million to play catcher and be the face of the franchise for us for a few more years.

For the record, I've never booed Jeter. I am simply answering the question as to why I think most people have such a disdain for the guy.

jjswol
10-15-2012, 04:56 PM
I boo Jeter because he is the Yankees captain and I have hated the Yankees since I started following baseball back in 1957. I respect him as a very good player but I dislike what he and the Yankees represent. I buy my tickets and I can boo whom ever I wish. What are you saying Seth, we should not boo him because he is a good player and a sure Hall of Famer. Come on............

Jim Crikket
10-15-2012, 05:09 PM
You know what, Seth and the rest of the pro-Jeter writers are correct. We should all applaud Jeter because after all, our primary concern in determining whether we cheer or boo a player should be based on his character and whether he's got "class," rather than whether he plays for the Twins or the opponent, right?

Oh, if we would only learn to pattern our own fan behavior after the home crowd at Yankee Stadium who, as we all know, consistently give warm ovations to the the likes of Joe Mauer and the star players of all visiting teams.

Jeter's a F'ing Yankee. When his career is over, we can all wax poetic over what a wonderful human being he was during his playing days. Until then, he's the enemy. Period.

MWLFan
10-15-2012, 05:22 PM
The player that comes to mind for me when I think of Jeter is Joe Dimaggio.


a. Yankee-Check

b. dated Beautiful women- Check


c. Adored by Yankee fans to levels that only stalkers and Packer fans reach-Check

I think that when he retired Joe D called himself and was called the greatest living ballplayer by Yankee apologists at a time when Ted Williams, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, and Stan Musial were all still walking this earth. If memeory serves me right he dictated that was how he was to be introduced at Yankee Stadium for Old Timer games.

There is always a extra bit of glow with wearing the Yankee uniform that may fade over time. I have seen it with Dimaggio, Reggie, Donnie Baseball, Guidry and others. I don't think Jeter will fall as far, but the glow may not be as bright in ten years as it is today. I don't even think Jeter was the most important member of that great group of players that the Yankees had for that period. I would have to give that to Rivera, Mariano and not Reuben. Most closers I think are overated, but not him.

I do think he is a top 5 SS. A-Rod, Wagner, Jeter, Ripken, The Wizard, and Yount. If you discard A-Rod and Yount as playing too much at other positions, which I would not, then you have him,Wagner, and Ozzie. Of those I could live with Jeter being the best.

I think the reason Twins fans and other fans boo Jeter is Yankee fans. Their idolizing of him has a strange, sickening and over zealous edge to it that borders on a mental illness. They had the same thing going on with Mattingly to a lesser extent and because of that Mattingly was over hyped.

Give it a few years and check back on the Captain. Yes he has the rings and the offensive numbers, but a few years ago Cal Ripken was the greatest Shortstop ever according some scribes. You would think there would be greater Shortstops though.

TheLeviathan
10-15-2012, 06:06 PM
I don't boo him, but I am so oversatured with Yankee hype that I can't help but be annoyed by the guy. I'll acknowledge his talent, his guts, and his approach, but that doesn't overcome the rest. It's just too much of him and too much of that team.

I think sometimes he's been vaulted into this transcendent level of play that he's not always worthy of. He's comparable to guys like Biggio and Yount - that's the level of player I think he is (a great player) but not this immortal giant of the game. That just sort of adds to my annoyance I think. Maybe it's because I was always such a big Biggio fan.

darin617
10-15-2012, 07:47 PM
He's the best player on the most hated team in MLB....pretty easy
Just because he's booed doesnt mean he's not heavily respected just like booing doesnt have to mean hatred

I guess this must go the same for AJ Pierzynski.
Ive never thought that MN fans dont appreciate what AJ did here for 3 yrs.....but he's an arrogant player who takes onfield cheap shots for the Twins #1 rival. Not hard to figure out.
Ive always personally hated Torii Hunter more as he left for nothing more than money (but claimed it wasnt) cause he was tired of MN.
SO glad he never won anything with ANA

At least someone else appreciated AJ during his time here. Also, no phony leg weakness or other crap from AJ he plays all the time. And by playing I mean playing catcher not hiding in the DH or playing 1ST.

notoriousgod71
10-15-2012, 07:51 PM
As a fan who is sick and tired of the Jeter "mystic", let me say this: He is overrated. You may think it hard to say that a player with 3300 hits is overrated, but it is actually pretty simple:

- He has played on a team that constantly has all-star players batting around him, which can only make his job that much easier.
- At any given time, he was never considered the best current player at his position (Tejada, A-Rod, Nomar, Rollins, Ramirez).
- He has only led the league in PA (5 times), AB (once), Runs (once) and hits (twice). Not exactly dominating numbers considering what he supposedly brings to the table.
- Never an MVP
- While he has 5 GG, every defensive metric under the sun shows him to be a sub-par to atrocious defender.
- His biggest plus is that he rarely misses a game. Now that isn't a bad thing, but we don't have any problem destroying compiliers, why does Jeter get a pass in this area.

Let's talk about Cap'n Jetes "ability" to lead a team:
- Refused to even discuss moving from short when the team acquired A-Rod, though at the time A-Rod was a superior defensive player.
- He plays the media to make himself look better. When A-Rod struggles, Jeter is mysteriously silent. But if others struggle, Jeter will publicly support them. He's done this to others as well.
- Refused to discuss moving to the outfield, though it would make the team better. Yount, Biggio... Cabrera moved back to 3B this year to accomidate Fielder. Jeter just has to look to his right for somebody willing to sacrifice for the team.

Many other things he gets credit for crack me up:
- All-Star selections are meaningless. It's a popularity contest.
- Yes, Derek Jeter dates "dream" women. So does virtually every other MLB player. Seriously, have you seen the wives of most of these guys? Also, do you suppose they all got the Derek Jeter date package left for them in the backseat of the car the morning after?

Derek Jeter is an elitist, self-centered, egomaniac. I boo Derek Jeter because he is a Yankee and because I believe him to be overrated. If he played for the Royals his whole career, would you put him over George Brett? I wouldn't.

The Jeter legend is driven solely by the media. Put him on a midwestern team and he becomes Craig Biggio. Not a bad player, just not a "greatest of all time"

You forgot that announcers gush about how awesome he is in October but his postseason stats are essentially his career stats. Mark Lemke and Marquis Grissom, he is not.

B Richard
10-15-2012, 08:55 PM
To quote Reggie Jackson, it's because "they don't boo nobodies." Derek Jeter is the captain, the iconic yankee. I respect the man immensely for how he conducts himself on and off the field. I boo him because he is the face of the Yankees, a franchise that has dealt my beloved Twins many devastating blows over the last decade. It's not personal- it's just the way it has to be.

Paul Pleiss
10-15-2012, 11:00 PM
I'm not really a boo-er, but my hatred for all things Yankees gets the best of me, and to be fair, I don't just boo Jeter, I boo all of the Yankees. Jeter is the face of the franchise, I hate the Yankees, so by correlation I despise Jeter, not personally mind you, but as soon as he takes the field, he's just another cog in the Evil Empire

ericchri
10-16-2012, 09:19 AM
I read through stuff like this and I always wonder, "do fans in other cities hate the Yankees as much as Twins fans do?" I mean, I know they hate the Yankees everywhere outside of New York in a general sense, but does the average fan hate them as much as the average Twins fan? Have our recent playoff (and really, regular season much of the time, too) failures against the Yankees caused our hatred of them to grow beyond the general "they're the Yankees, @#$% 'em" attitude of most fans?

SpiritofVodkaDave
10-17-2012, 11:29 AM
First and foremost - I think Jeter is great and is the face of MLB in my private little world.

I take issue with the statement that insinuated that none of us could date and romance the high profile women that Jeter has. In fact, I have dated all of them, and romanced some of them (after Jeter of course). Call me a "left over specialist", but a "dumpster diver" would be the more correct term - some of the aforementioned ladies were high maintenance. I am getting a headache just thinking about it.

One of Jeter's unmentioned past girlfriends - Veronica - I ended up dating and getting married to. We're still together and life is a joy. We even have a portrait hanging of Derek in our sleeping quarters - at her request I must admit. I am not too sure of the significance of the portrait - but I like it... it is a nice portrayal of Derek Jeter... it looks sharp.

I actually know a chick who slept with Jeter, he is exactly as douchey/vain/etc as you think he would be.
Its a funny story not approriate for TwinsDaily, but I will leave you with this one little note:

Jeter made them interrupt umm...."making whoopee" because the Yankee highlights were coming on, they showed a highlight of Jeter hitting an RBI single, he then pointed at the TV and said "Yeah Jeetz" and then went back to making sweet sweet whoopee all night long. The next morning there were multiple signed baseballs waiting for her in a high end car service.

SpiritofVodkaDave
10-17-2012, 11:33 AM
I read through stuff like this and I always wonder, "do fans in other cities hate the Yankees as much as Twins fans do?" I mean, I know they hate the Yankees everywhere outside of New York in a general sense, but does the average fan hate them as much as the average Twins fan? Have our recent playoff (and really, regular season much of the time, too) failures against the Yankees caused our hatred of them to grow beyond the general "they're the Yankees, @#$% 'em" attitude of most fans?
As someone who lives in NYC, I can assure you about half the people in this city absolutely despise the Yankees and their fans. I took my girlfriend to a yankees vs Twins playoff game about three years ago when we first started dating and we were both hit with beer bottles for having the audacity of wearing a Twins jersey into Yankee stadium. Later one drunkard had his 7 year old son come up to us, flip us off and say "The Twins ****ing suck", my buddy who was on the other side of the stadium actually got sucker punched by a Yankees fan when he was walking to the bathroom. That's all you really need to know about Yankee "fans"


Since then she refuses to goto any sporting events in NYC and frankly I can't really blame her.

Austin
10-17-2012, 11:59 AM
because he has a small penis and a big vagina

notoriousgod71
10-19-2012, 05:45 PM
I read through stuff like this and I always wonder, "do fans in other cities hate the Yankees as much as Twins fans do?" I mean, I know they hate the Yankees everywhere outside of New York in a general sense, but does the average fan hate them as much as the average Twins fan? Have our recent playoff (and really, regular season much of the time, too) failures against the Yankees caused our hatred of them to grow beyond the general "they're the Yankees, @#$% 'em" attitude of most fans?
As someone who lives in NYC, I can assure you about half the people in this city absolutely despise the Yankees and their fans. I took my girlfriend to a yankees vs Twins playoff game about three years ago when we first started dating and we were both hit with beer bottles for having the audacity of wearing a Twins jersey into Yankee stadium. Later one drunkard had his 7 year old son come up to us, flip us off and say "The Twins ****ing suck", my buddy who was on the other side of the stadium actually got sucker punched by a Yankees fan when he was walking to the bathroom. That's all you really need to know about Yankee "fans"


Since then she refuses to goto any sporting events in NYC and frankly I can't really blame her.

That's funny. I found the Yankee fans to be a little disappointing in regards to taunting when I have been there. The old Yankee Stadium was more animated and exciting but the new Yankee Stadium was about the most depressing place I've ever been to. That place is horrid.

SpiritofVodkaDave
10-19-2012, 05:47 PM
I read through stuff like this and I always wonder, "do fans in other cities hate the Yankees as much as Twins fans do?" I mean, I know they hate the Yankees everywhere outside of New York in a general sense, but does the average fan hate them as much as the average Twins fan? Have our recent playoff (and really, regular season much of the time, too) failures against the Yankees caused our hatred of them to grow beyond the general "they're the Yankees, @#$% 'em" attitude of most fans?
As someone who lives in NYC, I can assure you about half the people in this city absolutely despise the Yankees and their fans. I took my girlfriend to a yankees vs Twins playoff game about three years ago when we first started dating and we were both hit with beer bottles for having the audacity of wearing a Twins jersey into Yankee stadium. Later one drunkard had his 7 year old son come up to us, flip us off and say "The Twins ****ing suck", my buddy who was on the other side of the stadium actually got sucker punched by a Yankees fan when he was walking to the bathroom. That's all you really need to know about Yankee "fans"


Since then she refuses to goto any sporting events in NYC and frankly I can't really blame her.

That's funny. I found the Yankee fans to be a little disappointing in regards to taunting when I have been there. The old Yankee Stadium was more animated and exciting but the new Yankee Stadium was about the most depressing place I've ever been to. That place is horrid.

Regular season games aren't to bad, but the playoffs seem to bring out all the ****bags.

ashburyjohn
10-19-2012, 06:36 PM
I take issue with the statement that insinuated that none of us could date and romance the high profile women that Jeter has. In fact, I have dated all of them, and romanced some of them (after Jeter of course).

Bartender! I'll have what he's having. But cut me off when I've had half as much.

Bark's Lounge
10-19-2012, 08:27 PM
First and foremost - I think Jeter is great and is the face of MLB in my private little world.

I take issue with the statement that insinuated that none of us could date and romance the high profile women that Jeter has. In fact, I have dated all of them, and romanced some of them (after Jeter of course). Call me a "left over specialist", but a "dumpster diver" would be the more correct term - some of the aforementioned ladies were high maintenance. I am getting a headache just thinking about it.

One of Jeter's unmentioned past girlfriends - Veronica - I ended up dating and getting married to. We're still together and life is a joy. We even have a portrait hanging of Derek in our sleeping quarters - at her request I must admit. I am not too sure of the significance of the portrait - but I like it... it is a nice portrayal of Derek Jeter... it looks sharp.

I actually know a chick who slept with Jeter, he is exactly as douchey/vain/etc as you think he would be.
Its a funny story not approriate for TwinsDaily, but I will leave you with this one little note:

Jeter made them interrupt umm...."making whoopee" because the Yankee highlights were coming on, they showed a highlight of Jeter hitting an RBI single, he then pointed at the TV and said "Yeah Jeetz" and then went back to making sweet sweet whoopee all night long. The next morning there were multiple signed baseballs waiting for her in a high end car service.

Two consenting adults, probable valuable souvenirs, and high end car service. Is there a meaningful lesson in this for me? If you want to find a life partner of your realistic happy ending - do not choose a celebrity - of course their egos are out of control, of course high maintenance is involved. It seems like an F'd scenario to begin with it. Maybe the lesson is to take a lower course. Procure the lesser man/woman of your dreams and set out on an average, but happy and meaningful life together. I do not see how your friend was a victim. Your friend has the memories and last but not least autographed baseballs! Unless you disclose the full story - a judgement cannot be made.

Bark's Lounge
10-19-2012, 08:32 PM
I take issue with the statement that insinuated that none of us could date and romance the high profile women that Jeter has. In fact, I have dated all of them, and romanced some of them (after Jeter of course).

Bartender! I'll have what he's having. But cut me off when I've had half as much.

Bartender! I'll have what he is having, but make it a double... what the heck, make it a triple... strike that, make it a quadruple!

SpiritofVodkaDave
11-19-2013, 03:39 PM
I actually know a chick who slept with Jeter, he is exactly as douchey/vain/etc as you think he would be.
Its a funny story not approriate for TwinsDaily, but I will leave you with this one little note:

Jeter made them interrupt umm...."making whoopee" because the Yankee highlights were coming on, they showed a highlight of Jeter hitting an RBI single, he then pointed at the TV and said "Yeah Jeetz" and then went back to making sweet sweet whoopee all night long. The next morning there were multiple signed baseballs waiting for her in a high end car service.

BOOM!

http://deadspin.com/derek-jeter-gossip-we-desperately-want-to-believe-1466653210