Sunday, July 10, 2011

Wilpon Says Mets Plan To Retire Jeter's #2

The New York media has been flooded with Derek Jeter Mania.  Half of all the sports pages in town have been profiles, biographies, and testimonials to the storied Yankee captain.

And on a Saturday afternoon when the only things to watch sports-wise was the Yankees or a womens soccer match, Jeter came through big time punctuating his climb to immortality with a five hit performance, the second of which was a homerun to left field for hit #3000.

So blown away by the magnitude of the event and its impact on baseball in the New York area, Fred and Jeff Wilpon immediately announced plans to retire the #2 so that no one but Derek can ever wear that number while playing for a New York baseball team.

"Given all the commercials that run on SNY, Jeter is essentially a Met anyway and since we hold firm on our belief that no Mets player is worthy of having their number retired, we figured why not Jeter."   -Fred Wilpon
But what about the current holder of uniform #2 for the Mets, Justin Turner. When asked about the plan to honor Jeter, Turner told reporters, "I think it is an amazing achievement and no one deserves the honor more than...wait, THEY'RE GONNA DO WHAT!?"

All articles featured on The Apple are fictitious. No Mets were harmed in the writing of this story. Today's story by Randy Medina & Larry Smith.  You can follow Larry Smith on twitter @dr4sight  

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