I love your website, but sometimes you guys amaze me. Sometimes, news happens and you just don’t report it. Big news. Even heartbreaking news.
Last night, our captain, Derek Jeter, broke his ankle. Delirious only minutes earlier, fans at Yankee Stadium sat stunned in utter disbelief while they watched Derek being helped off the field, his left leg dangling. The durable captain broke his left ankle in the 12th inning of the AL championship series opener Motzoei Shabbos and is out for the rest of the postseason.
Jeter took four steps to his left for a sharp grounder, landing hard on his left foot, falling and wincing in pain as he flipped the ball toward second base. He then rolled onto his stomach, and a collective gasp was heard when the player who symbolizes championship baseball didn’t get up.
Yeah, I know it is just baseball. But this is the captain. El Capitan. I bichlal don’t farshtei why Matzav doesn’t provide scores and updates on baseball, which is as American as apple pie and is as kosher as the restaurants you eat in. But obviously Matzav doesn’t want to be metamei the website chas v’shalom by actually giving us scores and sports news.
But in an eiz tzara like this, when the captain goes down, can we chutch get a report? Isn’t it a chutzpah to totally ignore this like it mamesh didn’t happen?
His manager wanted to carry Jeter off the field but he would have none of it – not the player who has always been reluctant to sit and prides himself on playing through pain.
“He said, ‘No, do not carry me.’ That is the kind of guy he is,” his manager said.
Jeter’s been a class act and a good guy. I’m not saying he’s a role model. What I am saying is that he’s what’s good about baseball. And baseball is from the few kosher diversions out there.
I am shocked that Matzav would skip this event, a season-ending injury to a player on a team that is rooted for by many frum, ehrliche Yidden. The Yankees are a Yiddishe team. Let’s be honest about it.
Please issue an apology as soon as possible and correct your ta’us.