Michael Sanderson Kay?
There seems to be an unwritten rule for the Yankees that some players can have undue criticism heaped upon them at all times (Alex Rodriguez) while others are above reproach even if they make an error that completely changes a game (Derek Jeter).
It seems the New York Post also chose not to place any serious blame on Jeter, and instead, Robinson Cano is their goat:
With the infield on the grass, Wright induced Jay Payton to hit a grounder to Robinson Cano that the second baseman booted, allowing Bradley to score the go-ahead run. Wright gave up a single to Jason Kendall that sent Payton to third, and with the infield in, Marco Scutaro singled to center for a 6-4 lead.
Farnsworth replaced Mike Myers and walked Mark Ellis to load the bases for Eric Chavez, who fouled out. Farnsworth went 2-2 on Thomas before he doubled off the left-field wall for a 9-4 advantage.
The Yankees scored one in the second on Hideki Matsui's laser to center that easily cleared the 400-foot sign and three in the third on Sheffield's 450th homer. After that they didn't dent the plate.
Chien-Ming Wang gave up a two-run single to Bradley and traded an out for run on fielder's choice in the third. Wang walked Bradley with the bases loaded in the fifth to tie the score, 4-4.
Wang was hurt by Jeter's fielding error that killed a chance for an inning-ending double play and fueled a three-run frame in the fourth that reduced the Yankees' lead to 4-3.
Please note that the first mention of the word "Jeter" came in paragraph TEN.
Not to be outdone, the Daily News has also decided the blame lays squarely on the shoulders of the AL ROY runner up.
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