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New Yorker Illustrator Tips His Cap to Derek Jeter

In 2001, illustrator Mark Ulriksen told the San Francisco Chronicle that growing up, all he wanted to be was a center fielder for the San Francisco Giants. But over the years, his allegiances have gravitated to another MLB team, creating an ongoing professional conflict that he has talked about before.

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This time around for The New Yorker, Ulriksen has illustrated Roger Angell‘s story ”S’Long Jeet” with a striking cover illustration of Derek Jeter. The September 8 issue cover, the San Francisco-based artists insists, put him once again at odds:

“Derek Jeter presents a conundrum for a Red Sox fan like me,” Ulriksen says about the cover. “I loathe the Yankees, but I appreciate and respect Jeter. No baseball fan can ever forget ‘the flip’ against the Oakland A’s in the playoffs. He’s a classic—humble, consistently spectacular, both at bat and in the field.”

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Trial-by-Twitter Commences for Boston Radio Host Kirk Minihane [Updated]

Dennis&CallahanBannerCommenting on the erupting controversy stemming from a Boston radio host’s on-air description of Erin Andrews as a “gutless bitch,” Mediaite’s Joe Concha writes:

So what will happen to Kirk Minihane? He not only attacked a female reporter and called her a bitch twice, but it was Erin Andrews — she of filmed-through-a-hotel-room-peep-hole-infamy. Rest assured that trial-by-Twitter will now commence, and it won’t be pretty by the time the mob gets done with Minihane and those who employ him.

For the latest real-time Twitter testimony and cross-examination, click here. At press time, the social reaction includes:

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Two Gretzky’s, One Jeter

MLBlogLogoAs if being the son of Wayne Gretzky wasn’t enough of a media burden, Trevor Gretzky also had to deal with some “unecessary attention” while attending high school in Los Angeles alongside the sons of Joe Montana and actor Will Smith.

That’s just one of the interesting answers the Cubs baseball prospect gives MLBlog editor Danny Wild. Gretzky says Derek Jeter was a big inspiration growing up; dad, while with the New York Rangers, took him to Yankees games. The Great One’s Son also confirms the logic of his jersey numbers progression:

MiLB.com: You’ve worn No. 9, 19 and 29 so far. I’m guessing the nine is a nod to dad, but let’s say you reach the Majors, what number are you going with on the back of your Cubs jersey?

Gretzky: It’s always been a dream to wear No. 99. Hopefully, I’ll get a chance to wear it one day. That’s irrelevant right now – I’ve got to focus on getting my career where I want it to be.

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Newspapers Start Jeter’s Farewell Tour

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Derek Jeter, everyone’s favorite New York Yankee, is retiring after next season. ”I will remember it all: the cheers, the boos, every win, every loss, all the plane trips, the bus rides, the clubhouses, the walks through the tunnel and every drive to and from the Bronx,” wrote Jeter, in a heartfelt note on Facebook. “I have achieved almost every personal and professional goal I have set. I have gotten the very most out of my life playing baseball, and I have absolutely no regrets.”

Jeter also thanked George Steinbrenner, the Steinbrenner family, the Yankee organization, his family and fans. Now the city’s newspapers are thanking him back. The Post, the Daily News, the Staten Island Advance and more dedicated all or parts of their covers to the Yankee captain.

The Jeter farewell tour has already started. So brace yourself, grab some tissues and enjoy the ride. While it lasts.

See below for more papers featuring Jeter.

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Derek Jeter to Launch Book Publishing Company

Derek Jeter, perhaps the greatest New York Yankee, is getting into the book publishing business. The New York Times reports that Jeter is launching Jeter Publishing (perfect name), in partnership with Simon & Schuster. The Times did not report that this is a brilliant move by a brilliant man, but it definitely is.

Jeter Publishing, which will surely be the best publishing imprint ever created, will debut its first books next year. The books — ranging from adult nonfiction to children’s picture titles — will all be amazing.

The Yankee legend said he has been thinking of creating his own business for a few years now. Thinking about things before doing them, according to experts who haven’t returned FishbowlNY’s phone calls, is a flawless strategy. ”I’ve always had an interest in business, and my interest in business has really expanded over the years,” Jeter told the Times. “And I have an interest in content. So this gives me the opportunity to really combine the two.”

Jeter will pay all authors working with Jeter Publishing by smiling at them.

Caller Posing as Former Yankee Fools ESPN Radio Host

The scorecard for this media play is ugly, but here goes. All statistical information courtesy Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York.

Monday: A caller posing as former New York Yankee Shane Spencer gets on the air at ESPN 104.5 FM Albany with host Mike Lindsley. He proceeds to spread a whole bunch of further lies about steroid use on the team during Spencer’s time in pinstripes (1998-2002).

Tuesday: The podcast of the interview remains on the radio station website through Tuesday evening. As it is finally yanked, Spencer makes the media rounds, declaring his disgust at the impersonation. From the statement provided by Spencer to ESPN New York’s The Michael Kay Show:

“I am outraged that someone would do this and at the same time disappointed that the station believed it to be me despite not coming from the contact information they had for me.”

“I am hearing about this interview from friends, family, former teammates and fans. It is very disappointing that someone was able to go on the air as me and speak for me about these topics.”

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YES, WCBS-AM Announcers Celebrate Derek Jeter’s 3000th Hit in ‘Style’

He was already “Mr. November” for a World Series home run in 2001. Now, Derek Jeter has added to his amazing legacy, becoming the first player in New York Yankees history to become “Mr. 3000.”  

But, it was another longball that lifted the Yankee captain into history.

YES Network’s Michael Kay was behind the mic Saturday afternoon in the Bronx as Jeter became just the 28th member of the exclusive club.

‘That’s drilled, deep to left field, going back [Matt] Joyce, looking up— See Ya! 3,000! History with an exclamation point!” Kay screamed. “Oh, what a way to join the 3,000 hit club! Derek Jeter has done it in grand style.” (Watch the clip)

As teammates mobbed Jeter at home plate, Kay and his colleague John Flaherty paused to let the pictures speak for themselves.

After a one minute 45-second respite, Kay resumed his exuberance for the unlikely entrance into 3,000.

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Will Twitter Be Time‘s Person Of The Year?

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Time Managing Editor Richard Stengel, Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravesnthal, Barbara Walters and Tom Colicchio. Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Time Inc.

Last night, Time magazine managing editor Richard Stengel hosted a distinguished panel of guests to debate the question that always surfaces around this time of year: who should be Time‘s Person of the Year?

Stengel co-moderated the good-natured debate with former New York City Mayor Rudy GiulianiTime‘s Person of the Year in 2001. Panelists like Barbara Walters were encouraged to bring lists of possible Person of the Year candidates who met the title’s criteria, which includes having a global impact in the past year, for better or worse.

After running through lists of possible Person of the Year winners that included Bernie Madoff, Captain “Sully” Sullenberger and the Iranian protesters, the six-person panel ended the night in a three-three split. Walters agreed with TV personality Dr. Mehmet Oz and Gayle King that “the guys from Twitter,” meaning Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams and Biz Stone, should take the prize. Giuliani, “Top Chef” judge Tom Colicchio and Pittsburgh mayor Luke Ravensthal all voted for “the economy,” settling on some amalgam of Ben Bernanke and the unemployed American worker as Person of the Year.

Stengel didn’t give any hints about who would end up the final winner later this year, but we’ll see in a few weeks when the Person of the Year issue hits newsstands.

Read on for more of the panel’s suggestions.

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