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This new Derek Jeter commercial is set to air tonight during the MLB All-Star Game tonight. Much like last year’s Rivera tribute, tonight will be more like a “Derek Jeter Special” than an all-star game. All eyes on Derek.

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RE2PECT.

Michael Jordan’s brand and Nike and have teamed up to launch the “RE2PECT” campaign in honor of Derek’s last season.

Via DefPanRadio.com:

“After 19 seasons, Derek Jeter announced in February that the 2014 season will be his last. Widely recognized as one of the greatest ball players of all time, Jeter has led a storied and decorated career, with five championships, 13 All-Star appearances and enough individual awards to fill numerous trophy cases.

Although Jeter has become synonymous with his team over the past two decades, he transcends traditional rivalries and team loyalties. While No. 2 is known for his brilliant on-field performances, he’s always matched that with a quiet confidence, relentless focus, and deep respect for those he competes against.To celebrate Jeter, the mark he’s left on the game, and his relationship with the brand, the Jordan Brand kicks off the RE2PECT campaign. Baseball fans around the world can participate and share their support for Jeter throughout the season by tagging social media posts with #RE2PECT.

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Jeter—handpicked by Michael Jordan in 1999—was the first Jordan Brand-endorsed baseball athlete. Outside of Jordan himself, Jeter is the longest-tenured signature athlete for the brand, and has been a great example to subsequent members of the Jordan Brand family.

“Derek is everything we hope for in a member of the Jordan Brand family,” said Jordan. “He’s the ultimate professional, dedicated to hard work, and driven by a desire to be the best. In short, he embodies all the key attributes of the brand.”

At the beginning of the partnership, Jeter was a rising star, and the Jordan Brand, which became a wholly owned subsidiary of Nike in 1997, was on a similar trajectory to establish itself as a major player in the world of sport. There were only a small handful of athletes associated with the brand, and Jordan stressed that his vision was to select a group of athletes comprising what the brand now describes as “the family.”

“We want there to be a mystique connected to being part of the Jordan Brand,”Jordan said. “Not something everybody will be involved with.”Today, although the family has grown, it maintains the same close-knit feeling Jordan envisioned when the brand was in its early days.”

You can by RE2PECT tees to support Jeter, which can be found at at Nike.com and Footaction.com, Flight 23 at Footaction and Niketown New York starting tomorrow.

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Derek Jeter stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon yesterday and put on quite a show. He sat down for an interview and stuck around for a second segment to do a musical skit. If you haven’t noticed already from his pre/post game interviews or the press conferences he’s held, Derek’s got a great sense of humor.

What we learned:

  • Derek Jeter is willing to host SNL again if Fallon is involved.
  • He once allowed Fallon to pick up the tab in a club..costing him $2500.
  • Fallon once accidentally kissed Michael Jordan on the lips at one of Derek’s parties.

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Larry David

Mayor Bloomberg

Michael Jordan

President Bill Clinton

Martha Stewart

Keith Olbermann & Garbage Can

Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier

Kristin Chenoweth

  

Jay-Z

 

Beyoncé

Minka Kelly

Jack Nicholson

Tom Cruise 

Paul Simon

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Here is a link dump for you guys:

The 50 highest-earning American athletes (#5 A-Rod, #8 Jeter, #13 Sabathia, #35 Teixeira, #50 Burnett)

Yankees, Chinese noodle firm reach deal The New York Yankees have reached a four-year sponsorship agreement with a Chinese instant-noodle company. Uni-President Enterprises will get field-level signage between first base and the right-field foul pole. The Yankees say the company will also have a full-page ad in the team’s game program.”

The New York Post reports that Doc Gooden has abandoned his family.

We Hear from the New York Post: “That Strawberry’s Sports Grill opened on August 5th in Queens with more than $300,000 worth of game-used memorabilia, World Series trophies, signed photos and even Darryl Strawberry’s old locker from Shea Stadium, donated by such friends as Alex Rodriguez, Michael Jordan and Chuck Knoblauch.”

Ben Nicholson-Smith over at  MLB Trade Rumors wanted readers to imagine where Derek Jeter would end up if he didn’t sign with the New York Yankees. In my opinion, almost every team in Major League Baseball would want him. Of course some teams are already set with an all-star caliber shortstop (Hanley, Reyes, Furcal), but let’s not forget that Jeter has ranked at the top of his position for years. I don’t see why people want to even talk about the situation, considering he is a Yankee For Life. (more…)

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In short, yes, anything is possible. However, in practice, it is a tough question to answer. As everyone knows, Derek’s contract is up after this season and the projections of his contract have gone from conservative (3 years/$60 million) to the absurd (6 years/$120 million or more). While the contract he signs is up for debate, the real question I am proposing is, if Derek’s production falls off precipitously, would he retire before the end of his contract?

Literally, everything we know of Derek is what he provides through the media. If you have seen one interview with Derek, you have seen 95% of his others. One thing we do know about Derek is that he has a drive similar to the one Michael Jordan had. He wants to win and will do what is needed to help propel his team in that direction.

Which brings us to our next question, if he is a team player, will he know when he is more of a detriment to his team than not? I would like think so. While there isn’t any proof of him saying so, I would like to point to the fact that after his fielding deteriorated to the point of him being considered one of the worst Shortstop’s in baseball, he put significant time in improving it. What does that mean? It means that he is aware of his shortcomings that he has control over it and is willing to do something to change said shortcomings (see: Gold Glove).

To really negatively effect the team during his next contract, a few things would have to happen. Defensively, he would have to regress to the point of that his defense was similar or worse than his pre-2008 defense. However, if he was still hitting at a .300 or better clip, his defensive shortfalls could be overlooked. It is highly unlikely that his defense becomes so degraded that he would move positions. Derek has already stated that he can see him playing his last game as a Yankee at SS. While not explicitly stated, he views himself as a SS and likely very little else. (more…)

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