So the MLB PR account tweeted the Top Ten selling jersey list and Derek Jeter ranked first for the third straight year. Considering how many people bash him, I’m surprised. Of course, maybe some people are buying his jersey to urinate on or to burn. Who knows.
Here’s the complete Top 10. Notice who is not in there, MVP candidate, Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers.
Mark Teixeira is coming back to the Yankees, again; returning from his stint on the DL because of that calf injury he suffered in that game in Baltimore that the Yankees lost on a horrible call at first base that affected the outcome of the game and that now looks to affect the outcome of the AL East Standings.
Remember how people were speculating and saying, “What if the Yankees and O’s finish tied? This game is a big reason why.” Well, here we are. The Yankees and Orioles are tied atop the Division with three games left so it looks like fans can be in for a bumpy ride.
As I explained in my Quick Hit last night, if the teams finished tied after 162 games, they play each other on October 4th in Baltimore in the now infamous ‘Game 163.” The loser will play Oakland on the 5th and the winner will meet Detroit (if they win the AL Central, which they looked poised to do) in the ALDS.
I can barely handle the playoffs but the possibility of a tiebreaker and then a play-in game? That might be too much for me to deal with this week.
Being so emotionally invested in one team gets to be too much sometimes. Of course, it’s my own fault, I could take a step back and look at things from a different perspective. But then again why should I? We’re all fans in our own way and if I want to be nervous and if my face chooses to break out in what I affectionately call ‘playoff zits” then so be it.