The Beatles never got back together. And nobody else ever really took their place, did they? The Yankees will be the Yankees again one day. But they won’t ever be the same as the group you saw assembled one last time on Sunday.
Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera deserved a storybook ending Sunday, but things do happen in this game. Still, it was quite a day at the Stadium.
The New York Yankees are honoring career saves leader Mariano Rivera in a 50 plus minute pregame ceremony.
“I’ve reached the point where I know that I’ve left everything I have out there on that field,” Pettitte said in a statement. “The time is right. I’ve exhausted myself, mentally and physically, and that’s exactly how I want to leave this game.”
It raises a uniquely New York paradox. Can the Yankees miss the playoffs and still be a success? Can you wear your Jeter Snuggie through a fall and winter wasteland of hot-stove chatter? Yes.
Sadly, Derek Jeter will force the Yankees to yank him from the infield, literally rip the uniform off his increasingly creaky body. He won’t go quietly.
His quiet leadership and “intangible” qualities have endeared Jeter to his teammates and his fans.
We now know that Derek Jeter isn’t going to ride to the rescue. But Alex Rodriguez and Robinson Cano still have a chance. Yankees fans just might embrace them both if it happens.
Boomer and Craig discussed the uncertain future of the Yankees captain, both agreeing that we have not seen the last of the legendary shortstop in the Bronx…
Brian Cashman announced on Wednesday afternoon that Jeter has been placed on the disabled list and will miss the remainder of the 2013 season.
While Derek Jeter is sidelined due to soreness, the Yankees picked up Brendan Ryan from the Seattle Mariners.
Even the most jaded Yankees apologist is gripping a shovel, ready to toss the dirt on the 2013 Bronx Bombers.
Jeter has missed most of the season after breaking his left ankle in the opener of the AL championship series last year.
Yankees captain Derek Jeter is out of the lineup with soreness in his surgically repaired left ankle.
Derek Jeter went to a hospital for a precautionary CT scan on his left ankle. The Yankees said the preliminary results of the scan were negative.