Michael Jeter: CBS Calls Derek Jeter ‘Michael,’ Sends Internet Into Frenzy

Apparently Michael Jeter played in tonight’s All-Star Game, that is, if you get your news from CBS’ Twitter feed. The news outlet accidentally tweeted out a link to their Derek Jeter farewell story, but they got his name wrong. The tweet has since been deleted, but it is still circulating all over the social media site. Of course, the internet has lit up with all kinds of comments, highlighting “Michael Jeter” for a while — and sending the flub straight to the top of Twitter trends.

Michael Jeter was likely an honest mistake made by whoever was sending out the tweet for CBS, because the CBS article has Derek’s name correct. The New York Yankees shortstop played in the last All-Star Game of his career tonight. Much of the televised game focused on Jeter, his numerous standing ovations, and his performance (he went 2-2). Whether you love or hate the Yankees, you’d probably agree that Derek Jeter is a class act. He’s a nice guy, a great talent, a hard worker, and he’s well-spoken. It’s clear that he has earned the respect of all of the guys he played with tonight — and throughout his career. For CBS to get his name wrong? Well that was just really unfortunate. But, it did help lighten the mood. The night has been bittersweet for diehard fans of The Captain, many who couldn’t help but tear up watching Jeter walk off of Target Field to Frank Sinatra’s New York, New York.

I’d rather tip my cap to Michael Jeter. — Ed Skirkie (@edskirkie) July 16, 2014

Derek Jeter has been in the news a lot this week, mainly because of his new Nike ad. If that doesn’t give you chills, you can’t possibly call yourself a baseball fan! As previously reported by The Inquisitr, “RE2PECT” pays tribute to Jeter in an amazing way. The video is simply a “must watch.”

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