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Of all the tributes to Derek Jeter from fans, fellow athletes, celebrities and, really, everyone, this -- from Ashley Kelly, wife of Boston Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly -- might be the best:



Derek JeterElsa/Getty ImagesTake a guess as to which one is Derek Jeter.

So there you have it. This post goes out not only to Jeter, but to all the ladies who have had to settle for us non-Jeters. Our condolences.

Meanwhile, here is Kelly's selfie. Sorry, his #2ELFIE.



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Trout MVP in Jeter's final ASG

Beloved New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter helped the American League to a 5-3 All-Star Game win Tuesday night, going 2-for-2 with a double and a run in his final Midsummer Classic. MVP honors, however, went to the almost-undisputed best player in baseball, Mike Trout; the Los Angeles Angels outfielder went 2-for-3 with a double, triple and two RBIs -- including the game-winner. St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright, meanwhile, stirred some controversy by saying he intentionally took it easy on Jeter (he later walked back a bit on his comments). Did Jeter get snubbed? Do you have a problem with Wainwright?

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  • Adam Wainwright says he grooved pitches for Derek Jeter during the All-Star Game. Do you have a problem with Wainwright taking it easy on Jeter?

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  • What is your opinion of Derek Jeter?

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  • Where does Derek Jeter rank among the best baseball players of all time?

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  • Will the Yankees (47-47) make the playoffs this season?

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  • Should the MLB All-Star Game determine home-field advantage in the World Series?

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MLB All-Star Game rosters?

The rosters for the 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game are set, with leading vote-getters Jose Bautista (American League) and Troy Tulowitzki (National League) among the many players headed to the July 15 contest in Minneapolis. Of course, not all selections were without controversy; Nelson Cruz made the team less than a year after his 50-game suspension, while Derek Jeter received a farewell start at AL shortstop. What is your take on the teams?

More: Rank the Home Run Derby participants

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  • Do you have a problem with fans voting Derek Jeter to start at shortstop for the American League?

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  • Which American League All-Star reserves most deserved to be voted a starter?

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  • Who should be the AL starting pitcher at the All-Star Game?

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  • Who gets your American League Final Man Vote?

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  • How would you grade the way the fans, players and manager picked the American League All-Star team?

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  • Which team will win the All-Star Game?

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  • Should the MLB All-Star Game determine home-field advantage in the World Series?

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The year-long Derek Jeter retirement tour kicked off Wednesday night in Houston, where the Astros -- and several Houston-connected athletes -- feted the New York Yankees superstar on the field at Minute Maid Park.

And what would be a retirement party without gifts? Take a look at Jeter's haul: a pair of Yankees-themed cowboy boots, a cowboy hat and a set of golf clubs (presented below alongside two-time major champion Mark O'Meara):


The New York Yankees' Derek Jeter's gifts from the Houston Astros


The New York Yankees' Derek Jeter with golfer Mark O'Meara


The retirement ceremony for the New York Yankees' Derek Jeter at the Houston Astros

Images: Pat Sullivan/AP Photo

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Derek Jeter has announced that 2014 will be the final season of his long and storied career. Jeter ranked seventh on ESPN New York's list of the 50 Greatest Yankees of all time, but now that his career is coming to an end, we're giving you the chance to give your take. Where does Jeter rank among the finest players to ever put on pinstripes?

The 20 Greatest Yankees

Yogi Berra

Bill Dickey

Joe DiMaggio

Whitey Ford

Lou Gehrig

Lefty Gomez

Ron Guidry

Reggie Jackson

Derek Jeter

Tony Lazzeri

Mickey Mantle

Don Mattingly

Thurman Munson

Andy Pettitte

Mariano Rivera

Phil Rizzuto

Alex Rodriguez

Red Ruffing

Babe Ruth

Bernie Williams

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