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Ol' Man Jeter

Ol' Man Jeter (to the tune of 'Ol' Man River')

Ol' man Jeter
That ol' man Jeter
He must see something
But he don't hit nothing
He just keeps whiffin'
He keeps on whiffin' along

He don't hit triples
And he don't hit homers
And most of his games now
End in oh-fers
And ol' man Jeter,
He keeps on whiffin' along

He gets weary
And misplays grounders
And all around him
The Yankees flounder
But ol' man Jeter
He just keeps whiffin' along

With apologies to Oscar Hammerstein and Jerome Kern, not to mention Derek Jeter, who deserves a better end—as we all do. He's currently hitting .250 with a .290 slugging percentage. (Lifetime: .312/.445; although he did go 2-4 yesterday with a double in another Yankees loss.) The Yankees are 11-14 when he plays, 5-1 when he doesn't. Joe Girardi's thoughts here. If Jeter's history is indicative, he'll turn it around. If the last years of great ballplayers are indicative, he won't.

UPDATE (5/8): I need to shut my mouth. A day after I posted this, Jeter went deep for the first time this year, and for only the second time in the last two years. He's now at .262/.336/.327. A .663 OPS. Plus he's got a new surfboard. So Cal agrees with him, apparently.

Ol' Man Jeter

He don't hit triples/ And he don't hit homers ...


Posted at 05:44 AM on Tue. May 06, 2014 in category Yankees Suck  
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