This week marks the last week of professional baseball for future Hall of Fame shortstop Derek Jeter. The Yankees will be missing the playoffs for only the third time during his 20 year career for New York. Rather than revel in the glory that is Derek Jeter, famed sports anchor Keith Olbermann chooses to jokingly prod at the over the top celebrations due to his retirement. “For the 3rd farewell at Thursdays last Yankee Stadium game, for all we know Jeter will sprout wings and will be taken up to Mount Olympus to play shortstop in the big league in the sky!” said Olbermann.
Olbermann makes the argument that its ludicrous that Jorge Posada and many fans across the globe call the Derek Jeter the greatest Yankee that has ever played. Olbermann dissects Jeter’s career numbers and compares them to the likes of former greats in Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig and more. The anchor sheds his thoughts on the marketing of Jeter’s farewell as a cash grab on the end of a season in which the Yankees won’t make the playoffs.
Catch the segment below as Keith Olbermann share’s his thoughts on the Yankee great.