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Monday, March 23, 2009

We should coach Team USA

I wrote yesterday in the first inning of USA vs. Japan that Derek Jeter had no business starting at shortstop, especially when Jimmy Rollins was the DH.

In the 8th inning, with 2 outs and one runner on base for Japan, Jeter airmailed a ball past first base for a throwing error. This error led to 3 unearned Japanese runs.

Instead of going into the 9th inning only needing a 2-run rally, Jeter killed the hopes of Americans all across the country with his best Knoblauch impersonation, while Jimmy Rollins could only watch from the dugout.

Early rumors about the next World Baseball Classic have Derek Jeter starting in centerfield while Mike Piazza will take over the shortstop duties.


Anonymous said...

piazza will play for team italy like he did in '06.

Anonymous said...

Not if he wants to play shortstop.