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Someone Has Invented a Way to Make Derek Jeter Disappear From the Internet

Derek Jeter's name will be in the news a lot in the coming weeks, once he's activated from the disabled list and continues his pursuit of 3,000 hits. Of course, that's bad news for those who are already tired of reading about the Yankees captain. Which is why a Brooklyn man has found a way to make him disappear from the Internet. (If it isn't already clear, fans of Jeter might want to stop reading at this point.) Rob Spectre — who describes himself on his website, jeterfilter.com, as a resident of Brooklyn and hater of the Yankees — has developed an extension for the Google Chrome browser that removes all mentions of Derek Jeter from any web page one visits. It's a little aggressive, though: For instance, we tried it on a post from this blog about why the Yankees should continue to let Brett Gardner bat leadoff even after Jeter returns, and it deleted not only all of the text, but also the photo of Gardner. (Presumably, it will also cut out the text of the post you're reading right now.) Similarly, it wipes out all of the content on the 2009 American League batting leaders page on baseball-reference.com — and, for that matter, all of the content on jeterfilter.com itself. [jeterfilter.com via Watchdog/Newsday]

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