St. Cloud: Was Minnesota crowd hypocritical for cheering Jeter?

  • Article by: ANDY RENNECKE , St. Cloud Times
  • Updated: July 16, 2014 - 7:07 AM

Minnesota Twins fans have booed New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter routinely for the past decade.

A lot of that has to do with the fact that the Yankees have eliminated the Twins from the first round of the American League playoffs in 2003, 2004 and 2010. But the Minnesota crowd treated Jeter like a king on Tuesday night at Target Field with several standing ovations and "Derek Jeter" chants in his final All-Star game.

Hate him or love him, it's what one of the best players in Yankees' history deserved. The classiest touch by the Twins and Major League Baseball was having a recording of now-deceased Yankees PA man Bob Sheppard announce Jeter to the plate. Hearing that voice was enough to give the average baseball fan chills.But was the Minnesota crowd hypocritical for flipping the script on their feelings for Jeter? Read the rest of the story here

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