So I was perusing Twitter last night and noticed a link to a tweet by someone named Twinkle Mets. Naturally, I was curious because the person who tweeted the link was a fellow Yankees fan and her reaction to it let me know that it was probably something I should click on.
I wasn’t disappointed.
Look, I get that you are happy for David Wright. Being able to say that you’ve had walk-off hits against both Mariano Rivera and Jonathan Papelbon is a pretty big deal for an MLB player but why on earth would you bring Derek Jeter into this?
And do you know how baseball actually works? From what you tweeted, I would assume you don’t.
So here’s some things you need to know so we can clear this all up:
1) Derek Jeter plays on the same team as Mariano Rivera and has since 1995 so it would be impossible for him to get a walk-off hit against him. You know, because Mariano Rivera is the Yankees closer and Derek Jeter is the shortstop for the Yankees. So unless it’s an intrasquad game in Spring Training, it can’t happen.
2) I understand that you’re a ‘big’ Mets fan – or act like you are one – so why bring Derek Jeter into something that David Wright accomplished? Oh right, because you’re jealous of everything the Yankees have accomplished during their illustrious history. I understand that. I get jealous when other teams win the World Series too. It’s only natural. Plus, as a Mets fan you constantly hear about how great the Yankees are.
3) I’m sorry I’m still stuck on the Jeter-Rivera thing. Do you really not know how impossible this would be?
4) Brett Gardner also has a walk-off hit against Jonathan Papelbon, does that make him better than Derek Jeter? I’ll answer that for you. No, it doesn’t.
Anyway, Twinkle Mets, I hope this helps.
Remember, closers cannot pitch against their own lineup. And again, congratulations to David Wright on his amazing accomplishment. I’m sure Derek Jeter will be crying about it while polishing his five World Series rings.