Dave Hyde: As Jeter starts spring, let's pause for some Marlins perspective

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Dave Hyde: As Jeter starts spring, let's pause for some Marlins perspective
Dave Hyde: As Jeter starts spring, let's pause for some Marlins perspective

The air is so polluted around Derek Jeter. Noisy. Smelly. Constant piling-ons. The Marlins won't have crustacean-mascot races at games now, and this is presented on national radio as the latest cost-cutting fail in his organization. The new owner is dumb, the new Marlins can't work, and so the knee-jerk analysis to anything being done – from mascot races to Giancarlo Stanton – is so toxic a deep, breath of perspective would be good for everyone now. Jeter provides a lesson learned, too. "I'm learning patience," he said. "One thing when you're competing, especially in sports, it's instant gratification or disappointment. But I'm learning that you need to have patience when you're building something."

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