The Filibuster

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A-Rod just can’t seem to get out of the news. However, the problem this
time is that after a back and forth between he, his brother, and the Yankees’ front office, Rodriguez is finally opting for the surgery that will put him out of action for ten weeks.  So,
the question is, do you think A-Rod has a real crush or just a
man-crush on Jeter?

— Allen

that this question ultimately forces one to examine the intricacies of
a non-romantic man-love between two of the best players in the game
today.  Because if RSBS knows anything, it knows what it means to harbor such a serious crush.

whether that crush pertains to a lowly Joe Six-Pack fan like myself
longing for the return of the game that moves him so or an
honesty-challenged third baseman’s relationship with his revered elder
statesman shortstop, the important thing to remember is: this stuff matters.

Alex.  He just cannot catch a break.  While he has been off
gallivanting and spinning different stories relating to his hip and his
just-won’t-go-away-steroids issue, his arch-nemesis/biggest proponent
has been looking good in the stars and stripes uniform, helping his
team edge out Canada in an unprecedented early March nail-biter that got this fan (me) up on his feet, proud to be a US American.

Three cheers for Derek Jeter!

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And I ain’t no Yankees fan, folks.  Everyone knows this.  But seeing
Jeter captain the U.S. team and leave yesterday’s game early with grace
and style and poise… I mean, WOW!  How can one not have a
man-crush on this guy?!?  Sure, Jeter is no Pujols… but one cannot
deny that the man certainly knows how to woo the masses with his sweet
swing and smooth air of class.

Can I get a “U-S-A, U-S-A!”?

let us not ignore Mr. Krause’s hidden agenda here.  It seems as if his
question was meant to lead me down that winding road of slander,
forcing me to acknowledge and perhaps sling unfounded accusations that
there may be some hidden homoerotic tension between A-Rod and the


We all know about A-Rod’s sexual exploits
And when you can land ladies like that, I think it is pretty clear what
his true feelings for Jeter are: man-lust, man-crush, man-envy.

at Derek Jeter — the perfect storm of athletic ability and aesthetic
allure — it is impossible for any self-respecting, hard-working, apple
pie-eating male to not man-love and man-crush on good ‘ol number 2.  
Especially when he wears the “U.S.A.” across his chest.

Don’t hate me ‘cuz I’m right.





  1. flairforthedramatic

    This is what I said. Who can blame A-Rod? Everyone is love with Jeet 🙂
    p.s. I might seriously start to keep count of the miss teen usa references… any 30 year old male who has to post a link to a teen pageant that much obviously needs some professional help =P lol, jk jk.
    p.p.s. Glad you have some Yankee love.
    – V [ ]

  2. redbirdchatter

    You may be on to something here. A crush can cause us to try to be something we are not, which is always doomed to failure.

    Maybe, his crush on Jeter caused him to aspire to the American apple pie image. But, deep down he’s really just a bad boy, which is the image he should have stuck with and cultivated. Because, whether we admit or not, what man or woman can help but have a little crush love for the bad boy?

  3. Jane Heller

    I think it’s very healthy that you’ve outed yourself about your man-crush on Jeter, Jeff. No doubt, you’ve been harboring these feelings for some time but couldn’t bring yourself to be honest. Don’t you feel much freer now?

  4. redstatebluestate

    V — That’s a lot of counting. All joking aside, Miss South Carolina is kinda cute, but not my type [too dumb]. It’s no secret I need professional help 🙂
    Kathy — I know. No matter how hard I try, I can’t be a bad boy… wonder if Jeter ever desired to be as such.
    Julia — Well we can agree on that! USA USA!
    Jane — You got me. I feel freer. Much, much freer. (But like I said, Jeter is no Pujols.)

  5. rrrt

    Easy to see how A-Rod could have a man-crush on Jeter – Jeter is talented, self-confident, has the respect of his teammates, comes through in the clutch, is pretty good-looking (yikes, it sounds like I’ve got a crush on him!), etc, etc. Of course, A-Rod and the bimbos could be an attempt to overcompensate and deny his true self… 😉
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  6. phillies_phollowers

    Jeter is like the standard by which all men are held against. He’s hot, he’s talented, he’s polite and even straight men secretly want to nuzzle up against him. Maybe they are all hoping some of it rubs off? Or, maybe it is just a man crush :O)


  7. mlbtribefan

    Derek Jeter stays loyal to the USA and to the Yankees and to himself (no roids). How can you not at least respect him and what he stands for even if you may not like the Yankees. Go Jeter at least now while the WBC is going on.


  8. redstatebluestate

    Erin — I will pretend you didn’t say “go canada”. We have a very patriotic readership 😉
    Sue — We all have a crush on Jeter. Let’s just admit it. As soon as the regular season starts though we will all hide/deny it as usual.
    Jenn — I think it’s a man-crush thing at this point. But one never knows….
    Aaron — No roids. That’s the most poignant thing in Jeter’s case.

  9. raysrenegade

    I still remember those photos a few years ago of both of them dressed as women. Or was it SNL that had Jeter as Mrs A Rod on a show once.

    Pure A Rod doesn’t have the lips of Jeter that women want…………..or maybe it is the slick metrosexual vibe he gives off. A Rod just give off the S Florida mambo number 5 jive.

    It should be a interesting when Jeter returns from the WBC to see who think they are in charge in that locker room. Big Tex better keep his distance from Jeter’s spirit wand.

    Rays Renegade


    I think Jeff’s Jeter love comes from their Michigan connection I remember that baseball face all over Kalamazoo when visiting Jeff during his college days But who knows Jeff is a very worldly guy maybe there is something more there. The parents are always the last to know don’t ya know YOU GUYS he he he

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