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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From MLB.com, your official home for ballboy news.*

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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Matthew
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Matthew

Here is the much-needed video: http://wapc.mlb.com/play/?content_id=21610907

Lord BatCat
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Lord BatCat

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?

mch38
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mch38

Oh Craig Kimbrel you so silly

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Damaso's Burnt Shirt

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

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