Skip Bayless is absolutely correct to question if Derek Jeter is using performance-enhancing drugs

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Unfortunately for Derek Jeter, the Steroid Era remains strong.

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.

Unfortunately, Jeter performs in a timeframe shrouded in suspicion and the recent outings of charlatans Melky Cabrera and Bartolo Colon proves that the Steroid Era remains strong.

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.”

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3 Responses to Skip Bayless is absolutely correct to question if Derek Jeter is using performance-enhancing drugs

  1. Gilligan says:

    We are all thinking about it……until we hear the name Derek Jeter. I regret reading this story because I never want to link Jeter with PED’s. The guy has performed strongly in his game, kept himself out of trouble and has somehow dodged TMZ in every manner possible. Please keep me thinking highly of DJ as he continues to surpass HOF’ers on the all-time hit list.

  2. The Skipper Too says:

    Jeter does it. And I bet Brady/ Manning/ KG and all of the other aging professional athletes still playing at their peak are doing it too. In light of the Cabrera/ Colon/ Lance 9 day period, it is on all of our minds. PED’s have changed professional sports. Whether you are a 38 year old SS who is having the season of his career, the winner of 7 Tour De Frances against a field of dopers, a 40+ year old NFL quarterback, or a 50 year-old pitcher who still throws an 85 mph fastball, we cannot believe that these are purely natural events we are witnessing. So lets just take a step back from our “purity of sport” soapboxes and realize that we are still seeing truly amazing athletic feats, and that they are on an even (PED-induced) playing field.

  3. Kcollins says:

    No one should assume or accuse Derek
    Jeter or anything, except being a sound player
    And the poster man of what is right in baseball.

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