Renowned sports journalist and television personality Skip Bayless said yesterday morning on ESPN’s “First Take” that legendary New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter may be thriving on the diamond thanks to the benefits of performance-enhancing drugs.
After recording a career low .270 average in 2010, the 38-year-old Jeter is currently batting .324 with 12 home runs and 158 hits.
“I am shocked by what I’m seeing from Derek Jeter right now,” said Bayless, 60, voted Texas sportswriter of the year on three occasions. “They all said he was washed up. All of a sudden, this man has turned 38 years of age in June and already he has more hits than he had last year. … I’m seeing a whole new guy this year from last year … Are you kidding me? You would have to have your head in the sand or your head somewhere else not to at least wonder, ‘How is he doing this?’”
Since debuting in the Bronx in May 1995, Jeter, a 13-time All-Star and five-time Gold Glove Award winner, has compiled 3,257 hits and 253 dingers with a .313 batting average.
With the lone exception of two years ago, the MVP of the 2000 All-Star Game and World Series has posted remarkably consistent and similar numbers over the past 18 seasons.
In all probability, Jeter simply had one mediocre campaign and quickly rebounded thanks to his immense skills and famed diligence.
“I am not saying he uses a thing,” Bayless said. “I have no idea. But within the confines of his sport, it is fair for all of us, in fact you are remiss, if you don’t at least think about this.”
Sports figures across the board have long deceived and lied to the public.
Therefore, all modern athletes are under justified scrutiny due to their fraternal fraudulence.
It is safe to bet that Derek Jeter is cleaner than Adriana Lima was prior to marriage.
Nevertheless, Skip Bayless is absolutely correct to state, “within the confines of his sport, it is fair for all of us, in fact you are remiss, if you don’t at least think about this.”by