Kevin Kernan of the NY Post wrote last Monday in his Monday Mailbag on Yankee fans and Derek Jeter. Apparantley, Yankee fans were mad at Kernan for “killing Jeter” during a past story.
“Derek Jeter makes three errors in two games and I write about it and some people think I am “killing’’ Jeter.
“Jose Reyes hits triples from both sides of the plate, is turning terrific double plays, and now I’m “killing’’ Jeter because I’m actually writing what is happening on the field and that at this moment, Reyes is the best shortstop in the game.
Yankee fans, some of them, at least, are a special breed. They think the Yankees have won every World Series since 2001. They think Alex Rodriguez has done nothing but pop up the last three years and that Jeter has never made an out that wasn’t a line drive.
And even though I was the biggest backer of Jeter in New York last year, writing that he should be MVP long before anyone else did; now I’m killing him because I actually am writing what is happening on the field.”