...loses the chance to do a quote of the day post. I was all ready to post Derek Jeter's pearls of wisdom regarding David Price's earlier comments on how he wouldn't ever play for the New York Yankees because of their facial hair policies. In case you missed it, Price said in an interview with Jon Paul Morosi of FoxSports.com, “I wouldn’t sign a long-term deal there. Those rules, that’s old-school baseball. I was born in ’85. That’s not for me. That’s not something I want to be a part of.” But then I was beaten to the punch by Craig Calcaterra of Hardball Talk, who made Jeter's quote his quote of the day.
Here's Jeter's quote in full:
“Do you really think some player would say no, all things considered, if it was a good deal for them? I’m not talking about his situation, but if it was a good deal for a player, I’m pretty sure most guys – maybe not all guys – would have no trouble shaving. Maybe it means a lot to him. I don’t know.”
Personally, I think it's hilarious because I can definitely picture Jeter's face as he was saying it to reporters. He probably had that bewildered, "are you serious?" look he gets when he hears silly quotes from other players on other teams.
Anyway, I can't be too mad at Mr. Calcaterra, who is a friend of the blog because he linked back to It's About The Money, Stupid in that particular Jeter post and we really appreciate the shout out. So thanks for that, Craig!