Thursday, April 3, 2008

Is it worth a debate: Monument or Plaque?

I guess it's becomming a discussion point in the media, whether Jeter will be celebrated with a plaque or a monument once he hangs 'em up.

Jeter's a first ballot HOF'er, the Captain, owner of at least four Championship Rings, the face of the Organization and among the most well-respected players in a generation or three.

Fact is, he is the one who will carry the torch on behalf of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Thurman Munson and Reggie Jackson. And that brings us back to the question of where Jeter eventually will wind up in the relocated Monument Park.

They will give him an even bigger ovation that day, as the club retires his No. 2 - and rewards him with either a plaque, like the ones Berra, Whitey Ford, Jackson, Phil Rizzuto and others have; or a monument, like Ruth, Gehrig, Miller Huggins, DiMaggio and Mantle have.
Is there any doubt he should be memorialized in both granite and bronze once he retires? I don't think so.

Where do you stand?


Anonymous said...

No monument. Huggins shouldnt have one either. Ruth, Gehrig, Dimaggio, & Mantle and no others. Unless Arod wins 5 titles, 3 more MVPs and breaks Bonds' record.

Jeter belongs with Yogi, Mattingly, Reggie, Ford, etc. with a plaque.

Joey said...

I agree with anon, although he's been the face of the Yankees if not baseball for years, but he is not in the Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, and Mantle class and not many are. Either way I won't argue too much, he's (as Rob Neyer calls him) Cap'n Jetes and you gotta love him