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LBJackal wrote:I don't know why he's the captain, and I don't know when he was named captain. It could be because he's been there the longest...........
it coudl be because he plays the most important position and doesn't make a lot of errors.
Anyway, yes he was good, but if you don't think another SS with a similar BA (around 310) could have been at lreast as successful as Jeter in the same situation, then you aren't one to be talking about ignorance.
LBJackal wrote:Leadsership and heart.........seems like BS people mention since he's not as good at baseball as actual marquee players. If your only argument is "he makes other people around him better" then I don't think there's much of an argument.....and I don't think anybody will buy it.
LBJackal wrote:You really want me to say it again?
Put any SS with a .310 BA in Jeter's spot and they would have done just as well.
LBJackal wrote:You seem pretty set in your ways...........nobody is going to convince you at all so we'll just leave it at this:
Jeter is one of the worst defensive SS's in baseball, doesn't have a lot of power, and apparently is such a great motivator that he makes an entire team of underachievers into World Champions.
LBJackal wrote:And I'm sure Jeter will have so much to do with it...............it won't be Sheffield, Giambi, A-Rod, Bernie, Matsui, Mussina, or Rivera. That's like David Eckstein saying to A-Rod "Hey, I won a World Series, bitch! Have fun with your little MVP award!".
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