So let me just break down how many ways Jim Rice is a moron. First of all, he argues that they're just trying to make money. Really? Because I thought players did this for charity. Its not like Ichiro's making $17 million a year right? He also argues that they're more focused on personal accomplishments. Derek Jeter has come up with the big plays when it matters, and has consistently played hurt throughout his career. Jeter has been known as a team player, and has consistently helped this team win. So what personal accomplishments is Jim talking about? You're going to tell me that Thome and Griffey aren't concerned about their homerun legacy?
Next, I'd like to point out this mystery line: "You see a Manny
I also like how Rice sees fit to talk about who belongs in the Hall of Fame, when he barely made it himself. All of this I submit as evidence to Jim Rice being a moron.
Here's the truth. Rice wasn't half the player Jeter is. Jeter will be a first ballot hall of famer, and will go down as one of the top players of his era. Jeter has helped his team win when it matters, and Rice is just going to have to deal with never winning a ring. The smartest thing Rice can do going forward, is to shut up and keep other players names out of his mouth. Especially when it took 15 years for hall of fame voters to decide that he should get in. Jealous much Jim?