I’ll be appearing on ConversationsLive! with Cyrus Web at 1 p.m. EST today with ESPN’s Buster Olney. Now, I suspect that Cyrus will once again ask me about The New Small and Buster will probably be talking about his own new book. But, as I sit here early in the morning, I can’t help but wonder if I’ll be able to talk a little baseball with Buster.
I watch Buster pretty regularly on ESPN and I’d like to ask him about this completely ridiculous Derek Jeter contract situation. I’m sure that I’ll incur the wrath of all Jeter fans, but this is insane. The guy’s skills are clearly diminishing, both offensively and defensively. Rumor has it that the Yankees have offered this guy $15M/yr for three years–and Jeter’s insulted. Where else is this guy going to go? Of course, I really don’t care that much. Tennis and golf are my main sports this days. But I do like to mix it up with folks in mainstream sports.
Yes, he’s Mr. Yankee. I get it. And the Yankees can basically print money. But this is a completely fair offer and I can’t understand why Jeter is offended.
But that’s me.
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