Unfortunately, a couple of other guys who were also having good years are now having bad years after getting caught using performance-enhancing drugs. So now, because of Melky Cabrera and Bartolo Colon being too good to be true, Jeter has to insist that he isn't when Skip Bayless comes calling.
"I am shocked by what I am seeing from Derek Jeter right now," Bayless opined on ESPN's First Take on Wednesday morning. "I sat back [Tuesday night] and I thought, 'You know what? You would have to have your head in the sand or your head somewhere else to not at least wonder, how is he doing this?'
"I would have to be sight- and hearing-impaired not to at least wonder," Bayless continued, "because there is no HGH test in the sport of baseball."
Jeter, as always, kept his cool when approached by reporters with news of Bayless' not-quite-accusations.
"Whenever you have people that anytime you bring something like this to light with guys that are doing things," the shortstop responded, "it's like, now you have everybody questioning everything.
"That's the unfortunate thing. Maybe Skip should be tested."
Jeter could be on to something with this one. But instead of a blood test for HGH, Bayless might be better off taking a DNA one. Then, we can find out whether he actually is part troll.
Gives new meaning to "seeing-eye single" when the ball actually has eyes.
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"He is like a bunch of Rembrandts. Every play, every game, he paints another picture."
–Former Georgia Tech quarterback Taylor Bennett, describing college teammate Calvin Johnson
Can someone buy Samuel L. Jackson an MLB package and he can tweet during Sox games?
Just want y'all to know… I'm missing our connection! BTW, did we win the Olympics?! Go USA!
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) August 23, 2012
This man is an athlete.