Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Open discussion in the comments

Here's your topic. Derek Jeter: is he classy? Sources say: definitely. But as there is no statistic for classiness, my basement-dwelling brain that has never played a game of baseball in my life can't figure out how to measure classiness. I'm also going to go out on a limb (this time I'm actually serious) and say that class is the kind of thing you can only discern by knowing someone pretty well. Like, you have to know them better than 99.9% of the people who claim Jeter is classy know him. But I dunno, maybe I'm crazy. Talk me off the ledge here.

But actually I should rephrase that question. Derek Jeter: classiest Yankee of all time, or classiest HUMAN of all time?


Larry B said...

Nevermind, I figured it out! A few commenters over on ESPN were able to explain it to me. Jeter plays baseball with class, therefore he is classy. Sorry for the confusion.

Biggus Rickus said...

Top 10 Classiest All-Time

1. Derek Jeter
2. Dale Murphy
3. Ted Williams
4. David Eckstein (when you factor in his number one rankings in grit and heart he has to be a first-ballot guy)
5. Lou Gherig
6. Alex Cora (classic no-hit class guy)
7. Joe Morgan
8. Derek Jeter
9. Willie Mays
10. Lenny Dykstra

Dan said...

Joe Posnanski seems to think so and if he's convinced, then that's good enough for me.

Chris W said...

I wish you had posted that intolerably awful Big League Stew article to accompany this

Adam said...

Jeter is so classy that he graces us with his presence at SS and leadoff even though he should not be at either slot. What a great guy!

Larry B said...

Class class class class classy!