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.
If you can cut through all the hot air and histrionics, Olbermann has a point. Or two. He made some of the very points that some of us have made for years.
So, how long will fans stand to chant that familiar “Der-ek Je-ter!” refrain? Bleacher Creature Bald Vinny’s guess might surprise some.
He was a “young colt” with a “perfect SS body” and was a “top student” who planned to study medicine at the University of Michigan, too.
The highlight reel of Derek Jeter’s career is pretty obvious. And it will take you about 30 seconds to ﬁnd it on your phone. My memories are the ones that aren’t on YouTube.