• Angels To Honor Jeter In September?

    Posted by on August 20th, 2011 · Comments (6)

    Via Bill Dwyre:

    On the night of Sept. 9, the Yankees come to Anaheim to play the Angels. Except for possible playoff games, it will be their final series of the season in Southern California. Two days later will be the 10th anniversary of 9/11, and the Angels will certainly pay proper homage to that, with the Yankees still in town.

    But in some form, the details of which are still being worked out, that series-opening game will present an opportunity to showcase Jeter.

    “We are still finalizing some things,” says Tim Mead, Angels vice president of communications. “It is fair to say we want to honor the man, the player and the person in some form.”

    Wow. This tells you what other teams think of Jeter. You didn’t see something like this when A-Rod hit his 600th homer.

    Comments on Angels To Honor Jeter In September?

    1. Corey Italiano
      August 20th, 2011 | 12:06 pm

      While I know you like to single out A-Rod, but when has this sort of thing happened to anyone? I can’t recall anything like this.

    2. August 20th, 2011 | 12:24 pm

      I don’t recall anyone doing something like this before it being the guy’s last season.

      I do recall the Yankees doing something for Ripken at the Stadium in his last game there, before the game, with a ceremony. (I was there.)

      And, IIRC, Tony Gwynn got a goodbye tour with some teams doing stuff for him.

    3. JeremyM
      August 20th, 2011 | 1:47 pm

      This was shot down as not being true a while back Steve: http://tinyurl.com/3mrgk32 Of course, I’d hate to let that get in the way of a pointless A-Rod insult :)

      Are teams lining up to honor Thome’s 600th? Just wondering. He must be a heck of a jerk.

    4. August 20th, 2011 | 1:51 pm

      @ JeremyM:
      Thanks.
      And, FWIW, I bet when Thome goes to Cleveland and Chicago, he gets some sort of nod.

      Seattle and Texas did nothing for A-Rod.

    5. 77yankees
      August 20th, 2011 | 2:46 pm

      Classy move by the Angels. If only their home broadcast network showed such class…..

      http://thebiglead.com/index.php/2011/06/04/fox-sports-west-dislikes-the-yankees/

    6. Raf
      August 21st, 2011 | 10:52 am

      It should come as no surprise; after all, Jeter’s a “bi-racial Angel” :D

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