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Newest climate change warrior: Derek Jeter

posted at 1:21 pm on January 24, 2013 by

Just doing my part as an avowed Yankee-hater to spread fear and loathing of the pinstripes among AGW skeptics who might otherwise root for them.

He’s in Davos this week, by the way. Really. When do we get Mariano Rivera’s views on the debt ceiling?

“I was in New York for Hurricane Sandy,” Jeter told The Dispatch this morning, following a private function in Davos, Switzerland. Jeter is here for the Forum this week with Pepsi.

“It’s just something that’s gotten so much attention,” Jeter said of climate change. “Regardless of how you feel about it, it’s something that needs to be addressed because we’re seeing more and more natural disasters each year, it seems like. Something has to be causing it.”

But Jeter, himself a global icon as the captain of one of the most recognizable and successful sports franchises in the world, said he doesn’t try to interject into politics.

“I know my place,” Jeter said.

I know, I know — “weather isn’t climate” — but I’m treating the fact the temperatures in NYC will be sub-zero with the windchill as this news is trickling out today as proof that God is, indeed, a Mets fan.

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At least whoever wrote that admitted global warming is all about politics.

ButterflyDragon on January 24, 2013 at 1:28 PM

My god, if these morons weren’t such a threat to our way of life I’d just find their stupidity hilarious. Could Jeter have possibly packed any additional contradictory statements into those few sentences? Can someone with a brain please sit Derek down and explain to him what reality is?

Zetterson on January 24, 2013 at 1:30 PM

Derek, this really isn’t the time for you to be talking about natural disasters.

katy the mean old lady on January 24, 2013 at 1:30 PM

“as this news is trickling out today as proof that God is, indeed, a Mets fan.”

Yankees Championships: 27

Mets Championships: 2

Really, Allah? ;)

NC Cop on January 24, 2013 at 1:36 PM

Jeter heard she might be there.

BobMbx on January 24, 2013 at 1:38 PM

Simple solution->Boycott pro sports.

Mr. Arrogant on January 24, 2013 at 1:47 PM

“as this news is trickling out today as proof that God is, indeed, a Mets fan.”

Yankees Championships: 27

Mets Championships: 2

Cubs Championships: 2 (last one in 1908)
Really, Allah?

NC Cop on January 24, 2013 at 1:36 PM

Remember, God allowed his son, Jesus, to be born humbly in a manger instead of as an eartly prince. That humility allows me to believe that God is really a Cubs fan (my team).

(I love rationalizing that which is not rational.)

Bitter Clinger on January 24, 2013 at 1:51 PM

Guy in Davos this week says he knows to stay out of Politics.

Got it.

Add Jeter to the list of useful idiots.

CycloneCDB on January 24, 2013 at 1:53 PM

Jeter – shut up and stick to playing ball…

dentarthurdent on January 24, 2013 at 1:53 PM

As a NY Yankees fan, it was disheartening to hear this coming out of Derek Jeter’s mouth.

What about your big carbon footprint Derek? Please leave the stupidity to ARod and just play ball.

RedRobin145 on January 24, 2013 at 2:00 PM

As a lifelong Cincinnati Reds fan I hate the Yankees.

wildcat72 on January 24, 2013 at 2:07 PM

Musta been climate change that made you suck a$$ against the Tigers last October, eh?

Bruno Strozek on January 24, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Shut up and sing, play baseball!

gsherin on January 24, 2013 at 2:21 PM

Remember, God allowed his son, Jesus, to be born humbly in a manger instead of as an eartly prince. That humility allows me to believe that God is really a Cubs fan (my team).

(I love rationalizing that which is not rational.)

Bitter Clinger on January 24, 2013 at 1:51 PM

LOL! Love it!

NC Cop on January 24, 2013 at 2:21 PM

Bangs head on desk

Derek, stay out of this. Just rehab your ankle.

as proof that God is, indeed, a Mets fan

But you’re an atheist AP. So something that doesn’t exist is a fan of disasters?

rbj on January 24, 2013 at 2:34 PM

“Sure seeing a lot of nasty weather down there from atop my zillion dollar penthouse. Someone should make all those little people stop driving cars or something.”

JeremiahJohnson on January 24, 2013 at 2:38 PM

Simple solution->Boycott pro sports.

Mr. Arrogant on January 24, 2013 at 1:47 PM

Simple indeed.

thebrokenrattle on January 24, 2013 at 2:39 PM

This Cardinals fan always loved Jeter because he didn’t get involved in crap like this. Sigh.

NebCon on January 24, 2013 at 2:40 PM

Jeter is here for the Forum this week with Pepsi.

Did he bring enough for everyone?

Marcola on January 24, 2013 at 2:57 PM

Played alot of ball. Pretty high level too. I can tell you, the better the player, generally the dumber they are.

teacherman on January 24, 2013 at 3:40 PM

This from the guy who just built a 20,000 square foot house in Tampa.

RadClown on January 24, 2013 at 3:46 PM

Yankees fan here. Relax, everyone. He’s in Switzerland? $100 says he’s there to bag Miss Switzerland, and this climate change stuff is how he gets his, ahem, foot in the door. Allah should have thought of this, but his head is probably still feeling from David Wright getting engaged. Carry on…

joejm65 on January 24, 2013 at 5:02 PM

Musta been climate change that made you suck a$$ against the Tigers last October, eh?

Bruno Strozek on January 24, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Actually, he broke his ankle in Game 1 of the Tiger series. He was 1-5 in that game, but he hit .364 in the previous series against the Orioles. If you followed baseball, you’d know that he doesn’t ‘suck a$$’ in the playoffs. Even Allah knows that…

joejm65 on January 24, 2013 at 5:08 PM