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DEREK JETER TO NEW YORK: DROP DEAD!!*

New York Yankees infielder Jeter walks to the dugout after stretching during a workout at the team's MLB spring training complex at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida.

New York Yankees infielder Derek Jeter walks to the dugout after stretching during a workout at the team’s MLB spring training complex at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida, February 24, 2013. REUTERS/Steve Nesius (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)

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*This is the headline I’d use for this if I wrote for the New York Post or Daily News. I don’t, though, so assume I’m saying this ironically.

In reality this is just a story in Forbes about how Derek Jeter has gone through a lot of effort in order to establish his residence as Florida instead of New York so that he can avoid New York taxes. As Forbes reports, he’s likely done it, selling his palatial New York condo and moving in to this stately Tamps manse.

Let’s do a thought experiment: this same story happens, but it’s A-Rod. Any doubt at all that Lupica and that crowd accuses him of being a tax evader? Can any of them resist calling him a modern-day Al Capone, hung up by taxes even though his greater crimes involve murder er--, I mean steroids?

(thanks to Jeff G. for the heads up)