Derek Jeter has played his last big league game in St. Jetersburg.

Derek Jeter has played his last big league game in St. Jetersburg.

The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe.

Yankees 3, RAYS 2 (boxscore)

THE GOOD: Instant Replay. How many times this season have we seen a play challenged where we had to slow the play down frame-by-frame to see if the player was safe or out. Those plays are not why replay reviews were needed. Rather, replay was needed in baseball for plays like the one in the 8th inning last night when the umpire on the field rules this batter SAFE.

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Wil Myers. Joe Maddon challenged Myers to become a gold glove outfielder. Well, Myers is never going to be a gold glove outfielder, but he made a gold glove play last night. GET UP, BIG WIL!

THE BAD: Umpires. Seriously, they called him safe. Unreal.

THE TELLING: The Rays now need to go 7-2 in the final 9 games to finish .500…At some point we may need to rethink how we define the positions players play.

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  • Here is what a strike zone really looks like. [BI Sports]
  • A New York Post writer rips Joe Girardi for ripping the Rays. [New York Post]




  1. Alex says:

    Ah Marty Foster....guy seems to have a grudge against us. How could we forget the worst strike three call ever?

  2. Greg says:

    I actually read another column that also referenced the same article by Mills and stated that the major problem was not the difference between left- and right-handed batters, but rather the extra 30 or square inches that is being called at the bottom of the zone. This has led to increased strikeouts and very few .300 hitters. Check it out at:

  3. Lane Meyer says:

    If these 2 series had been played a month apart, Girardi would have had no issue.


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