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SoxGirl4Life
08-03-2009, 07:50 AM
But please, the title of this article is the worst of all the nicknames this kid has been given.

http://www.suntimes.com/sports/deluca/1697472,CST-SPT-deluca03.article

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08-03-2009, 09:11 AM
But please, the title of this article is the worst of all the nicknames this kid has been given.

http://www.suntimes.com/sports/deluca/1697472,CST-SPT-deluca03.article

Great article, however, I don't see any nicknames??? :dunno:

SoxGirl4Life
08-03-2009, 09:37 AM
Great article, however, I don't see any nicknames??? :dunno:

"the Gord"

skobabe8
08-03-2009, 09:38 AM
"the Gord"

I didn't see that anywhere.

SoxGirl4Life
08-03-2009, 09:42 AM
I didn't see that anywhere.

The headline. Or did they change it?

Edit: They changed it on the article, but its still on the front sports page at suntimes.com

eriqjaffe
08-03-2009, 09:42 AM
I didn't see that anywhere.It's down in the comments, not the article.

DumpJerry
08-03-2009, 09:47 AM
Jeter's quote about how it was that he was able to talk with Beckham a lot this weekend was pretty good.

spawn
08-03-2009, 10:21 AM
Jeter's quote about how it was that he was able to talk with Beckham a lot this weekend was pretty good.
I like that one as well. I think I've seen some Jeter hate here, but I actually like him. He plays the game the way it should be played, and he's pretty classy as well.

jabrch
08-03-2009, 10:31 AM
A friend of mine called the "The Gordonater" this weekend. I wanted to punch him in the nose.

hi im skot
08-03-2009, 10:31 AM
I like that one as well. I think I've seen some Jeter hate here, but I actually like him. He plays the game the way it should be played, and he pretty classy as well.

Sox fans booing Jeter this weekend (and every other time the Yankees come to town) is embarrassing.

Dude is from all accounts very humble, well-respected, and more than anything, plays the game right.

hi im skot
08-03-2009, 10:32 AM
A friend of mine called the "The Gordonater" this weekend. I wanted to punch him in the nose.

See, "the Baconator" is waaaaay better.

:duck:

WhiteSox1989
08-03-2009, 10:32 AM
I like that one as well. I think I've seen some Jeter hate here, but I actually like him. He plays the game the way it should be played, and he pretty classy as well.

I like Jeter as well. I really don't mind him. But I can see how it would be hard to actually like him.

jabrch
08-03-2009, 10:41 AM
I like that one as well. I think I've seen some Jeter hate here, but I actually like him. He plays the game the way it should be played, and he pretty classy as well.

Jeter is a very good ball player. He's a bit overhyped due the Yankee thing - and due to all the WS he was a part of. He probably should be playing 2B and not SS, but he's a serviceable SS. But on his carreer he is a .316/.387/.458 hitter. You can't argue with that. That's damn solid for a MI. He does it under the biggest spotlight and does it without much controversy.

Statheads hate his defense - but I don't believe in that crap at all. (defensive statistics) Watch him play - he doesn't hurt you. He shouldn't have ever won a single GG, much less 3, but I'd group him in the upper middle 1/3 of SS defensively.

Put it this way, if he were on the Sox, he'd be a huge fan favorite.

jabrch
08-03-2009, 10:44 AM
Sox fans booing Jeter this weekend (and every other time the Yankees come to town) is embarrassing.

Dude is from all accounts very humble, well-respected, and more than anything, plays the game right.

I don't mind booing the opposition. Beats the hell out of the people booing our players.

hi im skot
08-03-2009, 10:46 AM
I don't mind booing the opposition. Beats the hell out of the people booing our players.

Save it for A-Rod, people.

doublem23
08-03-2009, 10:50 AM
I like Jeter as well. I really don't mind him. But I can see how it would be hard to actually like him.

Very easy not to like Derek Jeter.

http://tvbythenumbers.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/new_york_yankees_hat_1.jpg

Yep, that about does it.

Soxman219
08-03-2009, 11:38 AM
Sox fans booing Jeter this weekend (and every other time the Yankees come to town) is embarrassing.

Dude is from all accounts very humble, well-respected, and more than anything, plays the game right.

They boo out of respect.

asindc
08-03-2009, 11:45 AM
I like that one as well. I think I've seen some Jeter hate here, but I actually like him. He plays the game the way it should be played, and he's pretty classy as well.

Same with me about Jeter. One of the reasons I have mild disdain for the statheads is that he seems to be Exhibit #1 for them in terms of arguing that he is not as good as he looks because of 15X+VORP/WAP-82 or some such gibberish. Jeter is a money player.

I really enjoyed watching that exchange between Beckham and Jeter. I love the quote from Jeter about how they talked quite a bit since Beckham was always on second!

PatK
08-03-2009, 12:04 PM
How did Beckham get the nickname Bacon? I missed that one

voodoochile
08-03-2009, 12:06 PM
How did Beckham get the nickname Bacon? I missed that one

Ozzie has an accent...

SoxGirl4Life
08-03-2009, 12:07 PM
How did Beckham get the nickname Bacon? I missed that one

Ozzie butchering "Beckham"

Oblong
08-03-2009, 12:20 PM
I think Jeter is the most overrated and underrated player, if that makes sense. Basically he's not as great as people like Sutcliffe make him out to be. But he's also not as bad as his detractors make him out to be.

He's a HOF SS for sure. But they fall just short of crediting him for positive weather sometimes.

Paulwny
08-03-2009, 12:27 PM
I never saw anyone in a Yankee uniform that I liked. :tongue:

viagracat
08-03-2009, 12:45 PM
Anyone who plays the game right gets a point in my book. Even Yankees, BoSox and Cubs.

Foulke You
08-03-2009, 01:20 PM
I think Jeter is the most overrated and underrated player, if that makes sense. Basically he's not as great as people like Sutcliffe make him out to be. But he's also not as bad as his detractors make him out to be.

He's a HOF SS for sure. But they fall just short of crediting him for positive weather sometimes.
This about sums up my feelings about the guy. The media fawns over him like no other player I've seen in recent memory other than Sosa in his roided up hayday. Both Jeter's offense and especially his defense are rated too high. He is a very good player but I never understood the Micheal Jordan-like worship the guy gets. Again, I'm not saying he sucks. He probably gets to the HOF but the national media worship is what irks a lot of fans.

Also, to the posters who are ripping people for booing Jeter...give me a break! He is a NY Yankee, he is a good player, the media fawns over him constantly and you are wondering why he gets booed in a visiting park like ours? Now we're being critical of fans booing our opponents?! Also, we aren't the only ballpark that boos Jeter. He hears it in every park on the road. Brett Favre was a great player and got booed at Soldier Field. Michael Jordan was a great player and got booed at Madison Square Garden in NY as well as in Cleveland. Good players from opposing teams get booed in other team's parks. This is what happens in professional sports. Konerko and Dye are the hometown heroes who get cheered and Jeter and A-Rod are the NY villains who get booed. I would never call that "embarassing". Should Sox fans give the great Jeter a standing ovation instead and then a curtain call after a home run?:rolleyes:

soxfanreggie
08-03-2009, 01:30 PM
I think Jeter is overpaid, but then again, I think everyone who has a contract that big is overpaid. However, he is a great player, one of the best of this generation, and from all I've heard, a decent guy.

I like Bacon's quote, and I really hope that he does lead us like Jeter leads the Yankees.

hi im skot
08-03-2009, 01:36 PM
Should Sox fans give the great Jeter a standing ovation instead and then a curtain call after a home run?:rolleyes:

This comment doesn't even warrant a reply, other than a c'mon, give me a break, man.

Look, Jeter's a good player. He also plays for the HATED YANKEES. I hate the Yankees as much as the next guy. I just don't get the booing.

Just seems a little ignorant to me, that's all.

Woofer
08-03-2009, 01:36 PM
Save it for A-Rod, people.

I was at the game yesterday, I heard alot more boos for Arod. I agree about Jeter, he's a future HOFer.

hi im skot
08-03-2009, 01:40 PM
I was at the game yesterday, I heard alot more boos for Arod. I agree about Jeter, he's a future HOFer.

I was there Saturday and Sunday, and A-Rod was greeted with plenty of jeers. AND HEY, I'M ALL FOR THAT!

SSrep
08-03-2009, 01:40 PM
Again, I'm not saying he sucks. He probably gets to the HOF

One would hope not...and probably?

chisoxfanatic
08-03-2009, 01:44 PM
I was at the game yesterday, I heard alot more boos for Arod. I agree about Jeter, he's a future HOFer.
Yea, the difference between Arod and Jeter is that Arod is a self-serving cheater, while Jeter is a classy high-producing player.

PushinWeight
08-03-2009, 02:24 PM
Beckham for 2009 AL Rookie of the Year.

slavko
08-03-2009, 02:33 PM
I like that one as well. I think I've seen some Jeter hate here, but I actually like him. He plays the game the way it should be played, and he's pretty classy as well.

Yes, yes, and yes.

34rancher
08-03-2009, 02:40 PM
Two things. First off if Jeter is truly HOF material, and in my book he is way more than 99% of the people we get told are, then he deserves every accolade possible. We are talking 2-3 people inducted a year here people. That is special. I think steroids have rotted some brain cells.
Second, and in my book far more important, is the maturation by Gordon in his comments on how he realizes the magnitude of his comments last year. The kid is growing up in front of our eyes this year into a superstar. I like him far more at this point than I have anyone since Frank and Robin in their careers. What a special group the sox are developing. The future is pretty amazing.

Konerko05
08-03-2009, 02:56 PM
I think Jeter is the most overrated and underrated player, if that makes sense. Basically he's not as great as people like Sutcliffe make him out to be. But he's also not as bad as his detractors make him out to be.

He's a HOF SS for sure. But they fall just short of crediting him for positive weather sometimes.

I think there is a very fine line between being overrated and underrated in general. Once something becomes labeled underrated, it gets talked up so much it eventually becomes overrated. Example: Mark DeRosa.

Derek Jeter is a great example of the opposite happening outside of New York.

gobears1987
08-03-2009, 02:56 PM
Save it for A-Rod, people.
and that ****er Nick Swisher

Konerko05
08-03-2009, 02:59 PM
Save it for A-Rod, people.

My friends and I tried to get an ARod chant going in our section after he made an error in Thursday's game, but it just never caught on. I was pretty disappointed. We were right behind the White Sox dugout.

A. Cavatica
08-03-2009, 03:47 PM
Yea, the difference between Arod and Jeter is that Arod is a self-serving cheater, while Jeter is a classy high-producing player.

Yes, but one thing Beckham and A-Rod have in common is that they're both better shortstops than Jeter.

october23sp
08-03-2009, 04:53 PM
Question: When does Bacon become the most famous "Beckham" in America?

chisoxfanatic
08-03-2009, 05:07 PM
Question: When does Bacon become the most famous "Beckham" in America?
He already is! :D:

Big D
08-03-2009, 05:24 PM
Question: When does Bacon become the most famous "Beckham" in America?

When he starts dating a washed-up pop star, apparently.

Foulke You
08-03-2009, 05:42 PM
This comment doesn't even warrant a reply, other than a c'mon, give me a break, man.

Look, Jeter's a good player. He also plays for the HATED YANKEES. I hate the Yankees as much as the next guy. I just don't get the booing.

Just seems a little ignorant to me, that's all.
How is booing a good player on a celebrated and hyped up team ignorant? He is a future HOFer...so what? Even more reason to boo him because he might hurt my team. Is it because he is a stand up classy guy? So what? Derek Lee is a classy guy too but I don't here any whining from people around here when Derek Lee gets booed when he comes to the plate during the crosstown series. Joe Mauer also seems to be a nice guy off the field and he gets booed as well. You think it is wrong for Sox fans to boo Jeter and you are entitled to your opinions. I feel that good players from opposing teams tend to get some boos in opposing stadiums all across professional sports. It's been like that for decades and I see nothing wrong with it as long as the fans play nice and don't hurl racial slurs or throw things.

shes
08-03-2009, 09:15 PM
Same with me about Jeter. One of the reasons I have mild disdain for the statheads is that he seems to be Exhibit #1 for them in terms of arguing that he is not as good as he looks because of 15X+VORP/WAP-82 or some such gibberish. Jeter is a money player.


Fangraphs has him rated awfully highly, so not all stathead calculations give him the short end of the stick.

Shoeless
08-03-2009, 09:44 PM
Fangraphs has him rated awfully highly, so not all stathead calculations give him the short end of the stick.

Personally, I have never cared for any living Yankee players, but Jeter's alright, and I respect that he is home grown and not a product of the Yankees' infinite pocketbook.

Jim Shorts
08-03-2009, 10:00 PM
I get the whole Yankee hate. I have it too and used to dispise Jeter. However, that was about 8 years ago. He has been a model of consistency at a level higher than most in his profession.

Jeter's cumulative numbers, combined with his rings, added to his playing in NY will get him in Cooperstown on his first try.

I can only hope that Bacon is a fraction of what Jeter has done at this level.


To note, I think he has the potential to be mentioned in Jeter conversations right now and that will solidify itself in due time.

Eddo144
08-03-2009, 10:08 PM
Fangraphs has him rated awfully highly, so not all stathead calculations give him the short end of the stick.
He was a below-average defender through last year; you don't need numbers if you watch him play. He had almost no range to his left (and still doesn't have much range).

However, Cashman called him out on it in the offseason, and Jeter busted his ass to improve. Now, numbers-wise, he is an above-average shortstop. I haven't seen him enough this year to agree or disagree, though.

Jeter had a reputation as a great defensive shortstop because he won a lot of Gold Gloves (though, as we all know, good hitters have an unfair advantage in winning Gold Gloves) and made some truly spectacular plays (diving into the stands, flipping the ball to home plate) in big games. Plus, being from New York and not really being controversial, the media loves him and plays up everything good about him while brushing aside his flaws.

He's probably a top-five shortstop of all time. He doesn't come close to Honus Wagner (no one does), but with another one or two good years, he'll probably surpass Ripken.

That doesn't mean I don't hate him, like just about every other Yankee. :redneck

hi im skot
08-03-2009, 11:04 PM
You know who's awesome?



Gordon Beckham.

TheVulture
08-04-2009, 03:44 AM
Save it for A-Rod, people.

Don't forget ol' Swishy.

WhiteSoxJunkie
08-04-2009, 02:32 PM
The reason people like to boo Jeter is because he is the epitome of the Yankees, who are a much hated team around the country. Also, the media overhyping him and talking about how great of a player and person he is really makes people sick.

jabrch
08-04-2009, 04:00 PM
Save it for A-Rod, people.

Since I don't waste time booing Sox players, I have enough energy when the Yanks are in town to boo A-Rod and Jeter - and still some left in the tank for others.