|April 1, 2008 By Snarlinmonsta (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons|
For a while this season I had thought that Jeter was handling the extra attention with some grace and perspective. But having and/or allowing the Yankees create yet another money making scheme with this patch, which promotes the individual over the team, was a clear indication that Jeter has succumbed to way too much adulation.
And that adulation is way overblown for a player who is way overrated. There I said it.
Derek Jeter is overrated.
I'll address whether Jeter has surpassed teammate Ichiro Suzuki as the most overrated player of the millennium in a future post.
Ichiro Suzuki: is he the most overrated player this milenium? Thursday, July 26, 2012
WADJ: Wins Above Derek Jeter Wednesday May 23, 2012
The descent of Jeter as a player might evoke sympathy but his diamond necklace and self promotion has made him seem selfish even as he hustles his 40 year old best. I can't help but like Jeter but I do not like all this silly attention that he is receiving nor his swagger, which is even more unbecoming for a non home run hitter. I wonder how Red Sox fans feel. When the Yankees play their final three scheduled regular season games in Boston, maybe Red Sox fans will chant:
Derek Jeter ... overrated!
Wait until they read my post on that.