As stated above....pretty simple. He is the face of the most hated team , so he gets booed. Comes with the territory.
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:)
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.
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.
Because he is a(an) Yankee, duh. And he is a man/slut. He has slept with more women than Wilt Chamberlain
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.
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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??
I ask because I was at a Yankees game last year, August 19th, and Jeter was not booed that night.
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…
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
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.
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............
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.
The player that comes to mind for me when I think of Jeter is Joe Dimaggio.
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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.
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.
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.
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