Baseball Hall of Famers considering boycotting Derek Jeter’s likely induction

Baseball Hall of Famers considering boycotting Derek Jeter’s likely induction

New York Yankees for 20 seasons.” data-reactid=”15″>Derek Jeter didn’t make many enemies while playing shortstop for the New York Yankees for 20 seasons.

Miami Marlins ownership group.” data-reactid=”16″>It’s been a much different story in his less than two years as the leader of the Miami Marlins ownership group.

Since taking over the team in 2017, Jeter has garnered animosity through many of his business and baseball-related decisions. And one of those decisions may lead to two Baseball Hall of Famers boycotting Jeter’s surefire induction during the summer of 2020.” data-reactid=”17″>Since taking over the team in 2017, Jeter has garnered animosity through many of his business and baseball-related decisions. And one of those decisions may lead to two Baseball Hall of Famers boycotting Jeter’s surefire induction during the summer of 2020.

In an interview with Bleacher Report, Dawson confirmed he hasn’t forgiven or forgotten what transpired two years ago. As a result, he indicates he will be making other plans for next summer’s Hall of Fame weekend when Jeter’s induction is almost certain to take place.’ data-reactid=”20″>In an interview with Bleacher Report, Dawson confirmed he hasn’t forgiven or forgotten what transpired two years ago. As a result, he indicates he will be making other plans for next summer’s Hall of Fame weekend when Jeter’s induction is almost certain to take place.

“I sincerely doubt [that I will attend] at this point,” Dawson told Bleacher Report last weekend, when the 2019 class was inducted. “All indications are likely not. … I can’t speak for Tony. But I don’t have a sense or feeling like I want to sit on that stage to hear what [Jeter] has to say.”

On the other hand, Perez wasn’t fully committed to skipping the event. But he also wasn’t shying away from the reason he’s considering it.

Perez told B/R that if he does boycott, he will not hide behind an excuse, such as feigning an illness. Instead, he said, he will tell the truth: That he is staying away because of Jeter.

“It wasn’t nice, what happened at the end,” Perez said.

‘I just felt disrespected’

After letting Dawson and Perez go, the Marlins received backlash from their own fan base and baseball fans in general. Shortly after, they offered both men a “make good” deal aimed at mending fences. The new offer was viewed as an insult because it slashed the group of legends salaries to $25,000 and blocked their access to the major-league clubhouse.

“For me it was more than insult personally the way everything was handled,” Dawson said. “Even with the kind of offer they made going forward.

“I just felt disrespected, in a sense. I have a lot of pride. For me, that’s kind of where I am with that whole process. It is what it is. I understand going forward it’s a decision they made; it’s their money, their team, but I’ve got to look out for my pride and welfare also.”

It’s not difficult to understand why Dawson was hurt. His relationship with the Marlins dated back to his playing days. His final MLB appearance was in a Marlins uniform on Sept. 29, 1996.

After his retirement, Dawson accepted a position in the Marlins front office. He remained associated with the team until his firing in the fall of 2017.

All eyes on Derek Jeter

Baseball Hall of Famers Andre Dawson and Tony Perez say they’re considering boycotting Derek Jeter’s induction over Marlins firing. (AP)

The 2020 Hall of Fame ceremony is set up to be the Derek Jeter show.

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