In Defense of Derek Jeter

Okay, I know the fashionable stance to take on Derek Jeter’s defense is that it’s bad. But surely it’s not this bad.


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I thought I was kidding, but a search for “ballboy” really does bring up far more articles than I expected. We’ve got “Ballboy catches Davis off-guard on foul fly,” “Bullpen catcher owes this Rays ballboy a steak dinner,” “To the relief of everyone sitting behind him, ballboy nails leaping catch,” and this weird four-line article about Livan Hernandez throwing sunflower seeds at a ballboy that seems to be missing a much-needed video.

Clearly ballboys need their own 24-hour sports channel.

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Jeremy Blachman is the author of Anonymous Lawyer, a satirical novel that should make people who didn't go to law school feel good about their life choices. Read more at McSweeney's or elsewhere. He likes e-mail.

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    • Lord BatCat says:

      See? It’s personalities like Livan and Manny that the game is missing. Who else will be able to scar ballboys and traveling secretaries for the rest of time?

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    • mch38 says:

      Oh Craig Kimbrel you so silly

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  1. Damaso's Burnt Shirt says:

    I’d hold off till I see “Royals Bat Boy hands date a gift basket with self autographed ball.”

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