When the 2004 season saw a blockbuster deal that brought all-star shortstop Alex Rodriguez to the Yankees, feuds between him and his new partner, Derek Jeter?who had been nudged to third base to make room for A-Rod?grew increasingly common, and the collapse of their friendship disheartened Jeter. Feeling isolated and lonely, he turned to the Internet for companionship.

“I was lucky enough to find this really great support chat room that’s just for baseball players,” Jeter said. “I really felt a connection?and I’m not just talking about the 56K dial-up speed!” Running Races