I asked those who played alongside, managed or coached Jeter along the way for a favorite story or memory, something that stood out when they thought of the captain. This is what they told me…
It’s not hard to call up images of a 20-something Jeter and look back on his career. But for those who have spent time with him up close, they have a database that can’t be Googled.
“Everyone’s saying it’s a great play, but that’s where he’s supposed to be,” Showalter said prior to the Yankees’ loss on Monday.
Derek Jeter would hate to slip into retirement without one last foray into the postseason, yet with every defeat comes the realization that his final season could end before October.
Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis faces Yankees veteran lefty Andy Pettitte tonight at Camden Yards. Davis is seeking his 50th home run.
Give Girardi this. At least he cares. He may be misguided at times, but he leaves little doubt on the field as to where he stands with his team
Even the most jaded Yankees apologist is gripping a shovel, ready to toss the dirt on the 2013 Bronx Bombers.
Joe Girardi didn’t seem interested in shedding any light on the first-inning fracas that had Orioles manager Buck Showalter angry and emptied both dugouts.
“If (Commissioner) Bud (Selig) lets them get away with that, they’re under the luxury tax,” Showalter told USA Today Sports. “If they can reset, they can spend again and I guarantee you in two years Matt Wieters is in New York.”
Boomer was rather proud of himself for coming up with the term ‘Buck Ball’ when describing how the Baltimore Orioles’ style emulates that of their manager, Buck Showalter – a man the Booms has grown quite fond of.
The celebrations have passed — and Game 4 will provide a fresh challenge for Rodriguez and the Yankees.
He has to give a lineup change serious consideration. It’s not about ego at this point. It’s about surviving and advancing. Chavez could launch a homer or two over the right-field porch, and there’s little doubt that Ibanez would hit the ball hard.
There’s nowhere for A-Rod to hide — Joe Girardi isn’t ready to drop him in the batting order. As the Yankees’ No. 3 hitter, he’s going to have to start carrying his share of the load.
“Are jobs riding on this? Not that I know of,” Steinbrenner told reporters outside the Yankees’ clubhouse on Monday. “Jobs are not riding on this. We’ll look at everything in the offseason, as we always do.”
Joe Girardi can’t jam the reset button and make his team young and voracious again. But he is expected to beat Baltimore. And if he doesn’t, he could go hungry.