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Derek Jeter Hit by Heater? Is He a Cheater or Pumpkin Eater?

is some controversy today over whether Derek Jeter was wrong for taking a free base he didn't earn. If you don't know the story, Jeter faked getting hit by a pitch, and if they had an "Best Performance by an Athlete" category for the Oscars, he'd have claimed himself a nomination.

The ump bought it and gave him the base. Afterward, Jeter admitted that he wasn't hit so the facts aren't in question. The question everyone is discussing now is whether he should have taken the base and how it affects his legacy. 

Some have referred to it as being similar to corking a bat. Others have compared it to A-Rod's "Ha!" moment. They say that it tarnishes Jeter's legacy.

Where does this fall into the "unwritten rules" of baseball and was ...

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