The 2014 MLB All-Star week was in full swing on Monday as media day brought some interesting questions and quotes, but none more bizarre than a question presented to New York Yankees shortstop, Derek Jeter.
Jeter spoke to the media for the final time of his career before an MLB All-Star Game and answered a variety of questions. Among those questions was one from a gentleman wearing CBS press credentials.
The man not only had a crazy question to ask of Jeter, he also had a gift for the Yankees Captain as Erik Boland of Newsday reported:
A clown wearing a CBS credential gave Jeter a Yankee Candle (get it?) and asked "what will u miss least…not showering with other dudes?"
— Erik Boland (@eboland11) July 14, 2014
Unless a normally reputable media source like CBS is losing its mind, this guy is some quack who just happened to find his way into the event.
The Yankee Candle is an obvious joke and a bad one at that. It has no affiliation with the actual New York Yankees organization and the company isn't even based in New York.
This man's sole purpose was to make a mockery of media day and get his ridiculous actions national coverage. In that sense, he somewhat succeeded, however his attempts to get Jeter to answer his question failed miserably.
Now the only question is this: did Howard Stern send him? If not, who did?
Reaction to Jeter's Last All-Star Game
A couple of really great quotes came from media day in regard to Jeter's last midsummer classic appearance.
“I have been in the big leagues for nine years. I’ve never faced him,” Wainwright said. “I’m very excited about it, just to say I faced the best. And he is undoubtedly one of the best to ever play his position, one of the greatest Yankees of all time.”
“It’s a rare and unique opportunity,” AL manager John Farrell of the Boston Red Sox said. “At the same time we are able to celebrate a player who is not only a champion, but a guy that sets the bar that I think all players should aspire to. The way he has handled himself with class, with performance — no doubt a Hall of Famer.”
Jeter will start at shortstop for the AL and is leading off against the National League. This will be Jeter's 14th and final All-Star Game in what will be one of the more memorable moments in what has been an outstanding career.Tags: 2014 mlb all-star week, adam wainright, Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Derek Jeter, John Farrell, MLB, MLB All-Star Game, New York, New York Yankees, St. Louis Cardinals