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Posted by: Jerome Preisler on Jul 10, 2011 at 05:47:36 PM

I’m aggravated. I wanted to write a column celebrating Jeter’s 3000th hit and I can’t because some of you didn’t let me.

Over the past few days, I’ve been asked a lot, and I mean a lot, whether I believe Jeter should go to the All-Star Game in Arizona as acknowledgement to baseball fans who gave him their votes, even if he isn’t going to actually participate in the game. A couple of hours ago on this lovely summer Sunday, after the magnificent Saturday afternoon when Derek Jeter got his 3,000-plus-three at Yankee Stadium, the question popped up again. This time it was framed as, “What’s the deal with Jeter?”

Well, since you asked.

I think the deal with Derek Jeter is that his accomplishment Saturday at Yankee Stadium,