Those of us living in the Northeast are currently trapped in doors by a giant storm that has granted some of us a three day weekend. No complaints here. However for those of you who were forced to dig out your cars and swerve your way to work, the "Respect Jeter's Gangster" blog is here for you. Here are a few items to consider on a Monday...
Some of you may have heard that a Brooklyn man is suing the New York Yankees because players on their team have used performance enhancing drugs. He hopes to be reimbursed $221.00 for tickets he purchased. The man calls it "consumer fraud" and says what he watched wasn't real baseball. The argument is one you could make from all of baseball in that era, and I suspect this guy won't get anything. No team writes on their ticket stub "One admission to a PED free performance", so I don't see how it can be "consumer fraud". The man watched some baseball games, which is exactly what he paid for. Its not like he showed up to Yankee stadium to find a field hockey game in session. Also, the man was able to see Derek Jeter play, and that in and of itself is worth the $221.00 he paid. Nice try guy, ain't gonna happen.
Bryan Hoch over at yankees.com did a mailbag which had some good things to read. One of the questions was about whether or not Derek Jeter would get into the hall of fame. We at the "Respect Jeter's Gangster" blog would like to answer that question with a Yes.
Lastly, I would like you all to know that we sent a representative to Cooperstown, NY over the weekend. The most interesting find was that a Carl Pavano autographed baseball was going for $49.95. What kind of market do they really think they have?