New York Yankee short stop and Greatest Human Being Ever, Derek Jeter, has taken a lot of flack for skipping the 2011 MLB All-Star Game. He's good enough to go 5-5 and get his 3,000th hit via the long ball but couldn't be bothered to make an appearance in Arizona?â†µ
Dissing Arizona is not something anyone -- even a star of Jeter's caliber -- should take lightly. You piss off Arizona, you are going to get a big dose of John McCain's boot up your ass.â†µ
McCain playing the role of grumpy old man, fired both barrels at The Captain.â†µ
Twitter / @SenJohnMcCain: Derek Jeter too "exhausted ...â†µ
Derek Jeter too "exhausted" to play in All-Star Game... Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio?
You see what just happened there?â†µ
The 98-year-old McCain used Twitter to fire off an old school rant about Jeter and in the process dropped a cultural reference to a Simon & Garfunkel song written in 1968 while McCain was in a North Vietnamese prison camp.â†µ
Is your mind blown yet? It will be when you see how it all comes back together.â†µ
Mrs. Robinson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaâ†µ
In a New York Times op-ed in March 1999, shortly after DiMaggio's death, Simon discussed this meeting and explained that the line was meant as a sincere tribute to DiMaggio's unpretentious heroic stature, in a time when popular culture magnifies and distorts how we perceive our heroes.
He further reflected: "In these days of Presidential transgressions and apologies and prime-time interviews about private sexual matters, we grieve for Joe DiMaggio and mourn the loss of his grace and dignity, his fierce sense of privacy, his fidelity to the memory of his wife and the power of his silence."â†µ
Simon subsequently performed "Mrs. Robinson" at Yankee Stadium in DiMaggio's honor in April of the same year.â†µ
Very clever, McCain. Very clever.â†µ
* Not for a second am I pretending that I wouldn't also be in Miami with Minka Kelly instead of Phoenix in July should such a choice be an option. You're still the boss, Captain.