The case for a plaque is that, so far he isn't a jaw-dropping slugger, league batting champion, record setter or even a one-time Most Valuable Player. Is he a bigger deal than Yogi and Whitey?
The case for a monument so far is about a hundred-fold, such as he is one of the great clutch players ever, has four rings, is very likely to reach 3,000 hits, has three Gold Gloves and breezily handles the responsibility of being an icon on the most pressurized team in the non-stop information age.
I vote for the monument.
I vote this guy is the stupidest git walking the planet. If you follow his tortuous logic, I could make a damn good case that all the seats behind the plate at the new joint should be declared "Thurmanville," but then I'd get in a bitchfest with people insisting that honor should go to Yogi... or PC idiots saying the nod should go to Ellie.
What he should be bitching about is Paulie's number being put back in the mix. THAT is seriously bullshit.
Jeter has earned monument at new Yankee Stadium -- Newsday.com