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Golub: Loyalty in sports

It makes me uneasy that Derek Jeter is going to be the new CEO of the Miami Marlins. Jeter, as you might have heard, is one of the greatest Yankees and New York athletes of all time. From the moment he broke into the big leagues, he shone as a brilliant beacon of hope and pride for all New Yorkers. And he gave all baseball fans, even Yankee haters, someone they could respect. (Unlike, say, a certain Apple watch-using team in New England.) Throughout his career he never failed to display the highest levels of competitiveness, sportsmanship, leadership and, to his beloved franchise, loyalty. But now he’s set to run the Marlins. Confused? Me too.

This Week in Cancer

Earlier this week, Charlie Villanueva, a professional basketball player with the Detroit Pistons wrote on Twitter that Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics called him “a cancer patient.” People got upset enough, suggesting Garnett be fined, that Garnett is an irredeemable bully, and that we just shouldn’t be talking about cancer. All well and good,…