[UPDATE: Crisis Averted!] Angels to Honor Captain of the Evil Empire Yankees, Derek Jeter--WTF?

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Jeter's shit-eating grin--and legacy--will be celebrated (or hopefully booed) on Sept. 9.
UPDATE, 2:30 P.M.,AUGUST 17, 2011: Thanks to commenter MayhemIntheHood, we've learned that the event is actually not happening. Crisis averted, indeed. Check out Halos Heaven for more details.

ORIGINAL POST, NOON, AUGUST 17, 2011: Maybe the Democrats should honor Michelle Bachman at their national convention for her continued commitment to lunacy. Or Rick Warren can celebrate renowned evolutionary biologist, Richard Dawkins at Saddleback (Super)Church. Neither is scheduled to happen, but they make about as much sense as the Anaheim Angels of Los Angeles' decision to honor Derek Jeter on Sept. 9th at Angel Stadium.

Angels management actually thinks this is a good idea? There's no way Mike Scioscia is cool with this. 

So, WTF?
There's no questioning that Jeter is a class-act, a consummate professional and a hell of a baseball player for the New York Yankees. His recent achievement of 3,000 hits--all as a Yankee, the first player to do so--by crushing a home run into the left field seats at Yankee Stadium, put him in an elite class. 

BUT! ... he's still a Yankee. He's still a regular member of the Yankees line-up. He can still play a role in preventing the Angels from making the playoffs. He hasn't even announced that retirement is even on his mind. So why is he getting the farewell tour treatment?

In Jeter's last series this season in Southern California (unless he happens to make it this way for the playoffs) the Angels plan to "showcase" Jeter. Yes, they will take time to commend a man from an opposing team for his achievement, not a man who didn't prevented some catastrophic event or cured some incurable disease. 

Surely there will be plenty of Yankees fans in attendance since being a Yankee fan or wearing a Yankee hat is as trendy as planking. Hopefully the rest of the Angels faithful will do the right thing and give him the Charlie Sheen treatment. No, not going crazy and #winning. This Charlie Sheen treatment--boo his ass off the field. (Staffer Note: The Weekly does not condone the throwing-and wasting--of beer.)

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Culichi1967
Culichi1967

If the Angels pay tribute to Jeter, it should come as no surprise: Angel psyche is loaded with ass-kissing bandwagon douche bags. Angel fans will pay tribute to anything, begining with Rob Wilfong and ending with Dick Schofield or pinchi Jeter.. Fricken Angel fans, you guys are hilarious. I especially love seeing all those frat boy drunks who fork down some serious coin to buy a Mike Napoli jersey. Too fucken funny. Don't you know that your fricken team changes jersey design as much as you change your calzones? I bet you idiots still have that periwinkle jersey with the dead bird wing on it thinking it is a classic design. At least Dodger fans won't pay tribute to any pinchi Giant great, no matter who it is. Dodger fans wouldn't put up with that. We don't honor the other guy, we simply put him in a coma (sadly). That's not a cool thing to say but you get my point (or at least try and understand it, Angel douches).Anyway, may the Yankqui vato go yard on his 'tribute night' so that all you ass kissers will stand up and cheer like sheep on their way to the slaughter house.

MayhemInTheHood
MayhemInTheHood

Halos Heaven editor/contributor here...it's badass you linked to the site, but it should be noted that there were a couple updates to the story, basically debunking this rumor. I was one of many who flipped out the day Bill Dwyer(LA Times) got this rumor going, but thankfully the Angels media relations department, including Tim Mead, have already come out to say that no such celebration/tribute to Derek Jeter will be happening. Crisis averted.Check it: http://www.halosheaven.com/201...

Mary cohne
Mary cohne

your so right mayhem.. you tell them

Dkmfan
Dkmfan

JETER DRINKS WINE COOLERS!

Bobby
Bobby

Did you also have some Bartel n James with him? We shared a four pack than he become a culo crusher and a wankee chipper

baronvonrashke
baronvonrashke

Okay, I get it. I'm as big an Angels fan as anyone. But after last night's blowout, I have officially capitulated. Our season is over. Done. Kaput. As in "stick a fork in it." My beloved Angels are not going to the playoffs. Let's accept that. And unless the Angels can keep the brilliant but petulant Jarrod Weaver, we won't stand a chance next year or the year after that. 

Tony Reagans failed to lock Jarrod into a long term deal before the season began, and after the end of this season, he will become a prize painting on the auction block, hosted by Scott Boras. Even if the Angels can write off the financial disasters that are Gary Matthews and Scott Kazmir, I am concerned that the Angels can't - or won't bid to keep Jarrod. And if so, you can kiss 15 wins goodbye in each of the next several seasons. That alone will be enough to keep the Angels from the playoffs. 

Tony Reagans had to know that both Kazmir and Pinero were dicey bets at the best. We are blessed with three brilliant pitchers. But the remaining two slots were filled with promising kids not ready for the Majors. Sad but true. We also did not bolster the bullpen enough, and it is sorely showing. 

Bottom line: gaping holes in the pitching staff combined with underperforming hitting equals a team that simply can't compete with Texas. Not this year, and possibly not for several seasons.

That breaks my heart. 

I can only hope that the Angels face the inevitable: that Tony Reagans is simply not in the same league as some other more astute general managers.

Now for the damned Yanquis and Mr. Jeter: I don't know about you, but whenever New York plays in Angels Stadium, it is NOT a home game for our team. There are so many obnoxious Yanquis fans that the Angels might as well put on their grey visitor uniforms. Ditto for Boston. I won't share opinions, just observations.

It could be that the Angels were goaded on this by Bud Selig and MLB. It certainly shows the Angels front office has class, as does Jeter. I might be an Angels fan through and through, but I am also a baseball fan. And for that, I give Jeter his due for being a class act. The Yanquis? Arrogant comes to mind. Given that we aren't going to the playoffs, we might as well grab our ankles and enjoy it.

You have no idea how much I hate saying that.

mitch young
mitch young

Angels fans arent real fans period. A bunch of jotos if you ask me. All white followers with a Mexican owner. God Bless America!

Tiger Fan
Tiger Fan

Please stop with the "angel fans" are totally innocent bystanders, aren't "obnoxious" & don't cause any problems at the stadium. Total & complete bullshit...

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