The Morning Rat Race

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - JULY 11: Derek Jeter looks on prior to the 93rd MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard at T-Mobile Park on July 11, 2023 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

Good morning, Sports fans!  It’s your official ambassador of athletics here…Davey Mac…and I’ve got a big-time Sports Report for ya!  We’ve got not one but TWO Game Sevens in the Major League Baseball Championship Series!  A surprise on Monday Night Football!  Huge basketball deal!  And more!  But first!

Did you see Derek Jeter on MLB On FOX recently?  This is his first season on the studio team with David Ortiz, Alex Rodriguez, and Kevin Burkhardt.  And since the American League Championship Series is in Texas…”Big Papi” broke out some cowboy hats for everyone to wear.  But, “The Captain” was having none of it.  “Real New Yorkers don’t wear those,” stated Jeter, as he denied the hat.  Check out the clip below.

FOX Sports: MLB on Twitter: "It's officially felt hat season in Texas 🤠😉@kevinburkhardt | @AROD | @davidortiz | @derekjeter / Twitter"

It's officially felt hat season in Texas 🤠😉@kevinburkhardt | @AROD | @davidortiz | @derekjeter


So what do you think?  I’m looking online and people are quite mixed on this viral video.  Some people think Jeter is about as fun as a box of socks…while others think Jeter retained his coolness while the others guys looked like clowns.  What say you?

Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 09: Baseball Hall of famer Derek Jeter speaks to the fans alongside his daughter Bella as he is honored by the New York Yankees before a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on September 09, 2022 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)


Is Jeter not much fun…or did he just pull a Clint Eastwood and quietly (and humorously) tell “Big Papi” to screw off?  I choose the latter!  F— the Astros and Rangers!  And F— the dumb hat!  It’s integrity like THAT which made Jeter a first-ballot Hall Of Famer!  God bless Number Two!  God bless “The Captain”!  I’m Davey Mac…now on to the Scoreboard!

2021 National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

COOPERSTOWN, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 08: Derek Jeter is introduced during the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Clark Sports Center on September 08, 2021 in Cooperstown, New York. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

  • Phillies Lose Game 6 Of NLCS To D-Backs--Game 7 Tonight

    Let’s start with baseball…where the Phillies fell to the Diamondbacks in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series yesterday…5 to 1.  Phillie starter Aaron Nola gave up three runs in the second inning…including two home runs…he receives the loss.  So, this sets up a huge Game 7 of the NLCS tonight in Philadelphia!  Winner goes to the World Series…loser goes home!

    Championship Series - Philadelphia Phillies v Arizona Diamondbacks - Game Six

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – OCTOBER 23: Ketel Marte #4 of the Arizona Diamondbacks hits a RBI triple in the fifth inning against Aaron Nola #27 of the Philadelphia Phillies during Game Six of the Championship Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 23, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

  • Texas Take Out Houston In Game 7 Of ALCS

    Meanwhile, we had a Game 7 in the American League Championship Series between the Texas Rangers and Houston Astros…and the Rangers took out the Astros with an 11 to 4 victory.  Former Yankee Jordan Montgomery receives the win.  Corey Seager slugged a homer for Texas in their win…as they eliminate the Astros and wait for the winner of tonight’s Phillies Vs. D-Backs game.  The World Series begins on Friday.  Awesome!

    Championship Series - Texas Rangers v Houston Astros - Game Seven

    HOUSTON, TEXAS – OCTOBER 23: Jordan Montgomery #52 of the Texas Rangers throws a pitch against the Houston Astros during the third inning in Game Seven of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 23, 2023 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)ers 

  • Vikings Upset Niners On 'MNF'

    Over to football.  The Vikings beat the 49’ers on Monday Night Football…22 to 17.  Vikings QB Kirk Cousins threw for 378 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception…as Minnesota improves to 3 and 4.  The Niners drop to 5 and 2.

    San Francisco 49ers v Minnesota Vikings

    MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – OCTOBER 23: Kirk Cousins #8 of the Minnesota Vikings throws a first half pass against the San Francisco 49ers at U.S. Bank Stadium on October 23, 2023 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

  • Hockey Tonight: Devils Vs. Canadiens

    Hockey.  All three local NHL teams play this evening.  The Devils face the Canadiens in Montreal.  The Devils are 2-1-1.

    New Jersey Devils v New York Islanders

    ELMONT, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 20: (L-R) Luke Hughes #43 and Jack Hughes #86 of the New Jersey Devils celebrate Luke’s second period goal against the New York Islanders at UBS Arena on October 20, 2023 in Elmont, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

  • Rangers Vs. Flames

    The Rangers take on the Flames in Calgary.  The Rangers 3-2-0.

    Nashville Predators v New York Rangers

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 19: Vincent Trocheck #16 of the New York Rangers skates against the Nashville Predators at Madison Square Garden on October 19, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

  • Flyers Vs. Vegas

    The Flyers play the Golden Knights in Las Vegas.  The Flyers are 3-1-1.

    Edmonton Oilers v Philadelphia Flyers

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – OCTOBER 19: Nick Seeler #24, Bobby Brink #10, Joel Farabee #86 and Emil Andrae #36 of the Philadelphia Flyers skate following a goal by Farabee against the Edmonton Oilers at the Wells Fargo Center on October 19, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

  • Giannis Signs Massive Extension

    Basketball.  Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo has just signed a three-year, $186 million contract extension.  The deal keeps the two-time MVP and NBA Champion on the Bucks with newly-acquired Damian Lillard until 2025.

    Milwaukee Bucks v Toronto Raptors - Game Four

    TORONTO, ONTARIO – MAY 21: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks dunks the ball during the first half against the Toronto Raptors in game four of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals at Scotiabank Arena on May 21, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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