Gretchen: Casey Who?

Fox & Friends co-anchor Gretchen Carlson scored an impressive interview with Derek Jeter, World Sports Illustrated’s “Sportsman of the Year.” As she basked in the glow of her catch this morning, she failed to share a little fact with her audience: Her hubby is Casey Close, a long-time agent of the World Series champion New York Yankee co-captain Jeter.

From the moment the interview began, an enraptured Gretchen seemed to almost have her own  Chris Matthews “thrill up [the] leg” moment. Gretchen introduced Derek with a glowing litany of his accomplishments and, subsequently, asked him such probing questions as to what he would do after baseball and whether he would go back to school (since he left college as a freshman). After effecting his apparent apotheosis, she sympathetically queried, “Twenty-four seven the microscope is on you: How difficult is it to live your life so perfectly?”

Even after the interview clip had run, Grethen continued to lavishly laud her husband’s client. She told her co-anchors Brian Kilmeade and Steve Doocy that she had also asked, “So many people think that you are this perfect guy–which he doesn’t like that label–I said, ‘Do you have any flaws, like, do you make your bed in the morning?” [He does not.]

Apparently, even the producers realized that Gretchen’s questions were more than a tad power puffish. Right before the segment ended, Brian, ratcheting Derek’s divinity down to demigod, remarked, “Here’s the thing about Derek. Great job! He’s not the best in the league; he’s not the best shortstop; he might not even be the best on his team. But, yet everybody wants to be like him, right? Even his enemies seem to respect him. It’s amazing!”

Mighty Casey did not show up today but his man sure did. And, thanks to Gretchen’s pitching, there will assuredly be joy in Closeville tonight.

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9 Responses to “Gretchen: Casey Who?”

  1. Gretchen Carlson Interviews Derek Jeter, Neglects To Mention Her Husband’s His Agent (VIDEO) : Giant Link List Says:

    […] “Fox & Friends” co-host Gretchen Carlson interviewed Derek Jeter Wednesday morning — but in the course of praising the Yankees star, she neglected to mention that her husband is his agent! […]

  2. piperfromtn Says:

    Way to go, sir! Unfortunately, many will lump this into thinking Fox News is Faux News, which is obviously not the case. I still appreciate the fact that you brought this to light in a gracious and fair manner.

  3. DB Cooper Says:

    Casey who??

    Mr. Close played college baseball at Michigan, he was named College Player of the year in 1986.
    In addition to being Jeter’s agent, Mr. Close also represents Ryan Howard of The Phils.
    Howard was named rookie of the year in 2005, and NL MVP in 2006.
    Jeter & Howard are two of the highest paid stars in MLB

    BTW, Derek Jeter also attended Michigan for a few semesters B4 opting to pursue a pro career and sign a contract w/The Yanks..

    My point is this: Mr. Close has a successful and lucrative career of his
    own, despite being wed to a TV star.

  4. FoxFriend Says:

    For the 1986 College Baseball Player of the Year, it doesn’t say much that he played 6 years of minor league ball and never got to the SHOW! Those who can do…those who can’t become agents.

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    […] today, she followed in the faux pas of erstwhile F&F (weekday) co-anchor Gretchen Carlson. Like Gretchen who failed to mention that her husband Casey Close was the agent of Derek Jeter in her 2009… of the New York Yankee superstar, Anna cited the Daily Caller as a “reliable news […]

  9. Bader Says:

    See more of casey close influence:

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