Thursday, September 25, 2014

Derek Jeter "Over" Constant Farewell Tributes

NEW YORK—(TYDN) The soon-to-retire Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter said Thursday he had grown tired of what amounted to his 10,000th farewell tribute the night before here against the Orioles, TheYellowDailyNews has learned.

Jeter, who is playing his final and 20th Major League Baseball season, has been the subject of a tribute before each game this year, after each game, and whenever he comes to bat, makes a play, comes on to the field, leaves the field or spits on it. ESPN has aired at least 1,000 farewell specials of the 40-year-old's forthcoming retirement.

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"Jesus Christ already," Jeter said in an exclusive interview with TheYellowDailyNews after being honored with another tribute immediately after adjusting his jockstrap at the plate. "The tribute I got when I came out of the bathroom after I took a dump at Yankee Stadium was a little much. I'm kinda over this."

Fans and the media, however, can't get enough of the Jeter goodbyes. There's only a few more games left of the season and his career.

"That might have been his last dump as a pro baseball player, so we had to pay homage to that," ESPN analyst John Holstein said in an exclusive interview with TheYellowDailyNews.

ESPN has come under fire, however, for censoring one of its in-game tributes.

Jeter was on first base, picked his nose and the game stopped in celebration that it might be the last time he dug for gold while on first. But ESPN ignored it, and treated the episode like a fan running on the field and didn't broadcast it.

In an exclusive statement to TheYellowDailyNews, ESPN said it had aired tributes to Jeter after he picked his nose on second base, third base, and after sliding home.

"The failure of ESPN to pay homage to what would amount to Mr. Jeter's last time picking his nose on first base is regrettable," ESPN said.

Sports Illustrated is said to feature ESPN's missed opportunity on its next cover photo.

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