You remember that, right? When hotshot young copywriter Michael Ginsberg approached Don in the elevator and snarled at him, “I feel bad for you,” before Don countered with, “I don’t think about you at all”?
Right in the nick of time, before the discourse got too out of hand, Jeter calmly ripped that page out of Matthew Wiener’s script and basically read it verbatim as his official statement back towards the ex-Astros shortstop.
As the 40-man roster protection deadline loomed Friday evening, someone decided to waste Jeter’s time by asking for his response to Correa. There’s at least a chance Correa ends up a Yankee, right? Got to address it…right?
Jeter, as we’ve come to expect from him, calmly and coolly dismissed Correa’s opinion. What did he think about the take? Well, he didn’t think about it at all. Have a nice life!
Yankees icon Derek Jeter didn’t care about Carlos Correa at all.
Other choice quotes? “I don’t know how my name came up… It doesn’t even warrant a response.”
Yeah, we’re not sure, either.
Correa claims to have idolized Jeter growing up. In the early days of his career, he nerded out at Yankee Stadium, mimicking Bob Sheppard calling him to the plate. Surely, he must’ve known that even if this was intended as some sort of a rational discussion of advance defensive statistics, Yankee fans would blow it out of proportion…especially with so much history between the two parties.
Jeter, as expected, defused the situation while calling Correa essentially a drop in the bucket, too.
Just because he handled it calmly doesn’t mean we have to, though. Jeter won five rings in the extremely competitive 1990s and 2000s. Correa has yet to win a single untainted ring, and he’s about to lock himself into Detroit for a decade? OK, bud.
Jeter went 5-2 in World Series. Correa? 0-2-1*.
Who cares how many Gold Gloves a near-unanimous Hall of Famer should’ve won? He changed the lives of a generation of young, budding shortstops (like Correa).
What’s Correa inspired? Harsher punishments for future offenses? We rest our case. We don’t thik about you at all.