Figured I would offer some opinion on this event since it’s being talked about so much today.
First, what Jeter did was no different from an outfielder trying to sell a trap as a catch to an umpire – it happens all the time in the game. And, sometimes, they get away with it.
Hey, that’s just sports. Look at all the holding in the NFL that doesn’t get called because linemen are trying to get over on the refs.
However, that all said, in situations like this – where a Yankees player “gets away with something” – I always like to ask myself “How would you feel if it happened against the Yankees in a game? What if it was David Wright in a game against the Mets? Or, what if it was Kevin Youkilis in a game against the Red Sox?”
Truth be told, if Wright or Youkilis had pulled what Jeter did in a game against the Yankees, I would be pretty steamed. So, if a Rays fan ( or any non-Yankees fan) wants to complain about what Jeter did last night, I would totally understand their position on this one too.
How about you? What are your thoughts on what happened here last night?