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08:12 AM ET 07.05 | Derek Jeter is back, and on Monday the Yankees lost again -- mere coincidence? Jeter deflected a few tough questions by saying he could not always watch the Yankees play on his cable system at home in Tampa, Fla. But he understands what happened while he was gone. The Yankees won 14 of their 18 games without him. His replacements stumbled in the field but hit better than he has, and the leadoff man, Brett Gardner, shone in his absence. The obvious implication was that the Yankees do not need Jeter to win -- or, worse, that they are better without him. "I don't try to prove anything to anyone," Jeter said. "I try to help our team win. That's what I've always tried to do. [There are] constant questions. This isn't the first year I've been asked questions. I've been asked questions last year, so it's really nothing new to me."

The New York Times

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July 5, 2011  08:20 AM ET

#1. The interns had too much liquor over the 4th. Jete is the face of the Yankees and he will get into a hitting groove as he chases 3,000 hits.

July 5, 2011  08:20 AM ET

You play in New York Derek...of course you're going to be asked questions...especially when you're struggling at the plate.

July 5, 2011  08:26 AM ET

Morning all.


BALLS!!!

July 5, 2011  08:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Morning all.BALLS!!!

Morning Clem...COJONES!!!

July 5, 2011  08:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Morning Clem...COJONES!!!

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood.

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July 5, 2011  09:09 AM ET

<watches tumbleweeds roll across the thread...>

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July 5, 2011  09:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

you see Konerko didn't make the All Stars for the AL?

Yeah. Whats up with that?

July 5, 2011  09:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

you see Konerko didn't make the All Stars for the AL?

there were quite a few snubs that I thought should make it...Konerko was one of them.

July 5, 2011  09:14 AM ET
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<watches tumbleweeds roll across the thread...>

You think everyone is still hung over or are they on vacation this week?

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July 5, 2011  09:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

no idea. baffling. Quentin is our All Star. bogus.

Isn't he still in the running for the final internet vote?

July 5, 2011  09:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

no idea. baffling. Quentin is our All Star. bogus.

at least it wasn't Beckham.

it's a popularity contest for voting, and apparently Konerko isn't popular

 
July 5, 2011  09:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

no idea. baffling. Quentin is our All Star. bogus.

What's bogus is Jeter making it as a starter.

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