Posted February 13, 2014

Albert Pujols: Derek Jeter ‘pretty close’ to Jesus

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Derek Jeter Albert Pujols (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Derek Jeter is a career .312 hitter, nine points less than Albert Pujols. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Derek Jeter has been showered with praise for his illustrious career after announcing Wednesday that 2014 will be his last year in the major leagues.

But it was one of Jeter’s peers, Albert Pujols, who was perhaps the most effusive in his admiration — essentially referring to the Yankees shortstop as a deity in pinstripes.

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Tweeted Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times: “Pujols on Jeter: ‘On and off field, he’s the way you want your kids to grow up, Only Jesus is perfect, but he’s pretty close to that guy.’”

Pujols, whose 492 career home runs trail only Alex Rodriguez among active players, is a three-time MVP and two-time World Series champion.

Still, even he idolizes the 39-year-old Jeter, who is a five-time World Series champion.

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27 comments
ChiefG
ChiefG

Another roid king who thinks Jeter is God.

VinSmith
VinSmith

...Consider this...  If Derek Jeter's teammate, Alex Rodriguez was the same kind of character guy, we would have the two greatest teammates in Yankee history.  Rodriguez gambled everything on arrogance, while Jeter simply played everyday in an ethical fashion.  And in the process has produced stats that are mind boggling.  Alex...  You could have done the same thing!  Shame that you didn't!

HOFPufnstuf
HOFPufnstuf

jeter is just all right with me............

What a friend we have in Jeter...

somemorebaltimore
somemorebaltimore

This is just waiting:....


"Albert..that's a religulous thing to say"

"Do the Jews get to crucify Jeter now ?"

"You can praise Jeter all day Albert..he has more rings...he must be your lord "

"December 25th...Jeter's new birthday"

"Number two...we know who wears number one"

"Jeter wants to be NOT under contract so he can be T Mobile like the other jesus"

"Jeter can't be a virgin..."

"Wait...doesn't Jeter have to be jewish before he can be jesus ?"


(dozens more...but this is for now..I want roylaties if Fallon or Letterman use these..double if Maher does)



tracejuno
tracejuno

Does this mean Jeter could not play with the Beatles?

NoQNoSuperBowl
NoQNoSuperBowl

Nah, Jeter gets more strange than Jeebus ever did.

Mark112
Mark112

Further proof that Albert is a clueless uneducated moron whether he's juicing or not.

The_truth_hurts
The_truth_hurts

So Jeter is a make believe person? A make believe person wouldn't have herpes like Jeter does.

William27
William27

which will Jeter do next:

1) walk on water

2) give all his riches (hundreds of millions) to the poor as Jesus commanded in the bible


no human comes close to Jesus, even the great apostle Paul considered himself a failure in that respect

tonywieman@gmail.com
tonywieman@gmail.com

Being a Red Sox fan, Jeter has always been a been a player that I would have on my team anytime.

He seems to be a good man on and off the field.  I do believe though, That he is very mortal..

rpearlston
rpearlston

@tracejuno  Thank you for that one.  Frankly, I'm wondering where all those John Lennon haters are hiding.

rpearlston
rpearlston

@William27  Please try to employ critical thought at some point in your life.  You'll be shocked at what you'll find.

HOFPufnstuf
HOFPufnstuf

The apostle Paul O'Neill, however,was pretty close.

Yankalbi
Yankalbi

@tonywieman@gmail.com  As a Yankees fan, I agree with your statement.  If Jeter were (close to) Jesus, he would have played the entire season with a broken ankle!

William27
William27

@rpearlston @William27I am a highly intelligent person, I have done more thinking and analysis in my 58 years on earth than you will ever do even if you live to be 1000

rpearlston
rpearlston

@The_truth_hurts @tracejuno @Yankalbi  Actually, more than 80% of the populatilon does have herpes, because they've had chickenpox.  That childhood illness is due to a form of the herpes virus, and it never leave your body.  If it did, no one would ever be diagnosed with shingles.