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Jim F
01-26-00, 05:46 PM
NEW YORK -- John Rocker won't get any support from Derek Jeter. In fact, the New York Yankees shortstop says he has nothing to say to Rocker.

"I wouldn't sit in the same room with him," Jeter told the New York Post. "I wouldn't sit with someone who's a racist. He says he's not a racist, but he makes racist comments."
Jeter is the latest to condemn Rocker's comments published in Sports Illustrated last month.

The Atlanta Braves closer told the magazine he would never play for a New York team because he didn't want to ride a train "next to some queer with AIDS." He also said, among other rings, "I'm not a very big fan of foreigners. ... How the hell did they get in this country?" and he called a black teammate a "fat monkey."

"It was ridiculous," Jeter said. "That's the good thing about New York ... the fact that there are people of different races and nationalities and religions.

"I guess we were just brought up differently," said Jeter, whose father is black and mother is Irish.

Rocker has since apologized and said he was not a racist.

Earlier this month, baseball commissioner Bud Selig ordered Rocker to undergo psychological tests and said he would await the results before deciding on any discipline.

YankeeMan
01-26-00, 06:26 PM
Jeter is such a stand-up guy. I am so glad he is on our side!

seahorse
01-26-00, 07:12 PM
God bless Derek Jeter.

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WindRavenX
01-26-00, 07:50 PM
It's nice to see that Jeter proves that once again, he is the most talented, and most classy in the times of chaos.

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Jim F
01-26-00, 08:17 PM
Hey, WindRavenX! I'm happy that you finally made it here, too!

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WindRavenX
01-26-00, 08:32 PM
The raven floats on the wind, and the wind has carried her here http://www.yankeesboard.com/ubb/wink.gif

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orangemom
01-27-00, 11:52 AM
Good for Derek, I like him more every day.

Superunknown
01-29-00, 01:46 AM
Aren't Derek and Rocker the same age? They're both 25, aren't they?

But what a difference in maturity. Derek didn't go on a tirade, he didn't hurl insults, he didn't demand that Rocker be tarred and feathered. He just said his piece, and that was it. I hope his word is the last word.

Jim F
01-29-00, 02:13 AM
I'd like to thank the good lord for making me a Yankee...fan!...

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UpstateYankee
01-30-00, 05:20 PM
How did rocker get this far in the decent game of baseball anyway?

bxny
01-30-00, 05:30 PM
"The ballplayer who loses his head, who can't keep his cool, is worse than no ballplayer at all." -Lou Gehrig

"There is no room in baseball for discrimination. It is our national pastime and a game for all." -Lou Gehrig


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seahorse
01-30-00, 06:17 PM
Talk about a class act! I've only seen one picture of Lou when he didn't have that same smile on his face - that's the one from his farewell speech. Here he is talking about the two most important aspects of the game. Thanks bxny.

We've been to the wars together,
We took our foes as they came;
And always you were the leader
And ever you played the game.

Idol of cheering millions,
Records are yours by the sheaves;
Iron of frame they hailed you
Decked you with laurel leaves.

But higher than that we hold you,
We who have known you best;
Knowing the way you came through
Every human test.

Let this be a silent token
Of lasting friendship's gleam,
And all that we've left unspoken,
Your pals of the Yankee team.

John Kieran's inscription on trophy to Lou Gehrig.

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[This message has been edited by seahorse (edited 30 January 2000).]

Jaycee593
01-31-00, 02:46 PM
Jeter's a good player, he plays for the team, helps the community, and knows what to say when he says it.
Wish I could be like that. (I for once have no tact at all...it's gotten me in a good deal of trouble http://www.Bronx-Bombers.com/ubb/smile.gif )

~Jen

bxny
01-31-00, 04:15 PM
Hi Seahorse,

I agree with you, Lou Gehrig was a class act! From all that I've read and heard about him, he was one of the most humble and unselfish players to ever play the game, and a genuinely good person.

Any Lou Gehrig fan should try to attend a Yankees game on the 4th of July, the anniversary of Lou's farewell speech. I've been to the last couple at the Stadium. The Yankees do a nice job honoring Lou with donations to ALS, and other charities. There's nothing quite like visiting Monument Park, and then hearing and seeing Lou's farewell speech replayed at the Stadium. It's really a great reminder of how fortunate it is to be a fan of the greatest team in the history of sports...The New York Yankees!

http://www.nmia.com/~browns/img/gehrig7.gif

Here's a great Lou Gehrig site for those that would like to learn more about "The Iron Horse".... http://www.nmia.com/~browns/gehrig.htm

bxny-Mike

Jim F
01-31-00, 04:18 PM
mike, that site gave me goosebumps! What an incredible site that is...

btw, welcome!

seahorse
01-31-00, 04:51 PM
Thanks Mike. What a great link! July 4 is Baltimore at 1 p.m. I'll see if I can make it.

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NYY_Lefty
02-07-00, 12:45 AM
I am glad Jeter came out against Rocker.

Being in a multi-racial marriage, we can only imagine the slurs, looks, etc. that the Jeter's and their children have been subjected to during their lives.

I would imagine that Rocker's statements may have hurt Jeter more than some, being a player who's ethnicity crosses racial barriers.

I'm saddened to see that we live in the year 2000 and yet we haven't come very far in the struggle for equality.

Let's hope that there will be more players like Jeter who will bridge the gap and teach the lessons that we are all created equal, no matter what color our skin, or language we speak.

AnskyGal7
02-19-00, 01:16 AM
I am glad that so many ballplayers as well as Jeter spoke out against Rocker's statements. John Rocker does not deserve to even play the same game that a man such as Gehrig played.

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JetersGurl
02-19-00, 03:23 PM
Jeter knows a dirtbag when he sees 1, or hears one,hahahaha http://www.Bronx-Bombers.com/ubb/smile.gif

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jg2
03-04-00, 02:48 PM
Alright, Jeter is the best best guy there is! He's on our side!! He cares so much for us New Yorkers. I am happy that he said that!


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