Imagine the Impossible

derek jeter as red sox from welikeroywelikeroy.jpg
It has been well over a month since I first saw this doctored picture of Derek Jeter in a Red Sox uni, created and posted by Homer at We’re Talkin’ Homer, Blue Jays and MLB; but the damaging affects continue to haunt me today.

And I don’t even like the Yankees.

I know Brian Cashman is staying true to his hardline of not negotiating contracts during the season, but as long as Jeter isn’t guaranteed to be a Pinstriper next year, I am going to have to go to sleep each night knowing that the possibility he will be something else in 2011 still exists…

…and for a baseball purist like myself (bring back the wool uniforms, please) that is just unacceptable.

He’s Derek Friggin’ Jeter, Mr. Cashman.  Not Posada.  Not Mo.  Jeter.  The dude walks on water… and uses TWO HANDS!

So go ahead and hate me ‘cuz I appear to empathize with Yankees fans (in this situation and this situation only); just don’t hate me ‘cuz I’m right.

Because I am.





  1. raysrenegade

    I personally think that REd Sox choice/possibility is right up there with finding Leprechauns the size of Dustin Pedroia in the Boston Big Hole tunnel throwing change for toll fare.
    But we always forget that some see this as a game when they are between the lines, and a business the rest of the time.
    Reminds me of the first time I saw Scott Kazmir in an Angels jersey during the 2009 Playoffs, or Eric Hinske wearing pinstripes.
    Just doesn’t seem possible, but sometimes a motivator is more than an emotional speech that can propel someone to do the opposite of what is reality to the rest of the 99 percent of us.
    *SIGH* Almost like seeing Carl Crawford in pinstripes… and that scenario might be a “to Be Continued” moment.

    Rays Renegade

  2. welikeroywelikeroy

    If I knew this was going make your blog, I would have lowered the color intensity on Jeter’s face. ha ha. Thanks for the shout out! I can’t believe Yankees actually talk about him leaving in the offseason, as well. They’ll talk about anything in New York.

  3. wildthingcrashnukemayday

    You are right on, as usual. Derek Jeter, off the top of my head, is the ONLY member of that country club that I would love to talk baseball with. He gets dissed all the time for the uniform he sports, but even the fledgling Bostonian in me can’t say the game wouldn’t be worse off with Jeter in anything but Yankee pinstripes.

    Keep on keepin’ on!

  4. bklyntrolleyblogger

    I’m just curious to see the Yanks response to Jeter in light of the A-Rod extension. What are they gonna do? Jete’s contract is going to speak volumes about a great many things in YankeeVille.

  5. redstatebluestate

    Jonestein — Okay, you better get on that: photo shop Na’vi Jeetah! LOL.
    RR — Crawford will probably be the Yankees or Red Sox LF next year. Sad but true.
    Homer — Haha, you’re right. NY thrives on controversy. What would they do without it?
    Ted — Yep… over all these years I guess I’m most impressed by his footwork and fundamentals. TWO HANDS JEETAH! Seriously, always two hands. A thing of beauty.
    Cici — Agreed.
    Mike — That’s probably why they’re holding off til end of the season… they don’t even know what they’re gonna do in terms of $$$.

  6. redstatebluestate

    Prince — Don’t you worry. Like my man Ackbar sez: “It’s a trap!”… for THEM. Your number two is as safe as safe can be.
    Jane — I know you’re right… still, there’s that .0000001% that messes with me.

  7. Beeeebzy

    I threw up three times before I read the first sentence. That picture is just…. Oh God, someone pass me the bucket…. Horrifyingly nauseating. It looks too real for comfort. I feel like I’m stuck in a nightmare whenever I look at it.Gross.

    I wish people would stop talking about it. Jeter isn’t going anywhere. There will be no negotiating, there will be no scandals, there will be no tension. Jeter will walk into Cashman’s office and say “I want to play baseball for X more years, possibly a year or two more than that so work it into the contract, and I think getting paid $ Y million is more than fair”. Cashman will say “Works for me. Let’s write up the contract.”

    Jeter isn’t going anywhere until he retires. Even after he retires. He’ll relax for a few years, then he’ll coming back as a spring training special coach, then eventually a hitting coach, then bench coach, then eventually a manager, he’ll get inducted into the HOF, and then he’ll buy the Yankees. (OK maybe not the last one, but I’d love that)

    We’re not letting Jeter walk away from us. Not as a player, and not after he retires from playing, either. As long as Derek Jeter wants to have anything to do with Major League Baseball, he’ll be with the Yankees.
    The End.

    – Hiba

  8. redstatebluestate

    I agree with you Hiba, for the most part (not the part about Jete walkin’ into Cash’s office like that all simple like) but if it’s going to be so easy and simple, why not just do it now? Until it’s done it ain’t done. That’s all. And yeah, that even bothers me, a bona fide Yankee hatuh 🙂

  9. devilabrit

    I guess an ESPN reporter hasn’t seen this yet, Jeter does look as though he’s enjoying having a Red Sox hand up his back….if we weren’t here to poke fun at things like this we’d have to watch ESPN for amusement….

    Outside the Phillies Looking In

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