All-Star Game goes on without Jeter
"He's the face of baseball. If you're trying to promote the game in a positive way, he's supposed to be here," said Gary Sheffield. "He has All-Star numbers. What's happened to this game when Derek Jeter isn't here?"
"He's on that list of the best players in the game," said Johnny Damon. "Derek finally gets to have three days off, so he may be happy, but the All-Star Game is definitely strange without Derek Jeter."
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