Derek Jeter took the night off after his emotional final home game and watched a bunch of New York Yankees rookies beat a group of Boston Red Sox rookies 3-2 on Friday.
Manager Joe Girardi has Jeter sitting out the series opener on Friday night against the Boston Red Sox. Jeter has said he will play during the weekend series out of respect for the rivalry.
While fans, non fans, kids and adult everywhere celebrated the legendary Yankees’ captain’s last hit at Yankee stadium, let’s take a look at the best reactions from friends of DJ, fellow athletes and other celebrates who took to Twitter to pay their RE2PECT to Number 2.
Derek Jeter still has three games left before retiring, but Cooperstown officials already are thinking about his likely induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
It may have gotten lost in the moment, but after Jeter won the game for the Bombers, the cameras caught his little nephew tipping his “Re2pect” cap.
The perfect script. Jeter capped his Yankee Stadium farewell with the game-winner in the bottom of the ninth, the latest — and perhaps last — storybook moment of his career.
I know some of you thought this week was overkill, from the anonymous trolls on Twitter to Keith Olbermann. But didn’t last night just prove what we’ve been talking about?
Maybe it was the months of Jeter adulation, or the fact that Harvey grew up a Yankees fan. But the pitcher’s presence didn’t sit too well with some folks.
The celebration of Derek Jeter’s career extended way beyond the Bronx. There was plenty of RE2PECT upstate, too.
For the few who doubt Jeter deserves a place in baseball’s Olympus on a statistical basis, don’t use the stats. Use the eyes.
You know that black and white Gatorade commercial with Sinatra singing, “My Way,” and Derek Jeter getting out of his car to mingle with his adoring fans under the el before taking the field at Yankee Stadium. Did it choke you up a bit? Well then you must be a sucker. That’s what one sports commentator recently said.
So with an ultra-positive Blonde Bomber and Craigie all sorts of fired-up, the Allstate Studio was bursting with energy after a magical night at the Stadium.
Derek Jeter put on New York’s navy pinstripes for the last time Thursday night, for a game that culminated in a fairytale ending.
Derek Jeter capped his Yankee Stadium farewell with a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth inning, the latest storybook moment in a charmed and illustrious career, to give New York a 6-5 victory Thursday night over the Baltimore Orioles.
Let’s go back in time, shall we? Here are seven of the most magical moments of Derek Jeter’s illustrious career.