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Photo of the Day: Captain America calling

Captain America punches Hitler

For so many years, one gets the sense that Derek Jeter fans saw him much like this, single-handedly smashing tyranny and representing all that was Right and True about baseball and America.

Well, the years have taken their toll and Jeter has started to be seen in a different, more realistic light. More of a Silver Age hero than a than Golden Age hero. It’s probably for the best. The Silver Age heroes were always way more interesting for all of their fallibilities.

But he’s still a hero nonetheless, saving the Trenton Thunder from the forces of evil!

Derek Jeter

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, playing in a rehab start for the Trenton Thunder, reaches for a line drive off the bat of Altoona Curve’s Greg Picart in the second inning of a Double-A baseball game at Waterfront Park in Trenton, N.J., Sunday, July 3, 2011. Jeter is set to rejoin the Yankees in Cleveland on Monday in his return from a calf injury. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)


Jeter comes back to the Yankees today. No word if Bucky is with him.