Derek Jeter dons the latest cover of Sports Illustrated. Say what you want…that this whole “Jeter Farewell Tour” is over the top…”it’s excessive”…blah blah blah. It’s for the fans. It’s not for the media and it’s not for everyone. I get it. Let us Yankees fans enjoy it.
Tom Verducci writes the cover story, “Jeter on Jeter”: The Exit Interview. Be sure to pick up a copy, or maybe 100.
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Gatorade just released this terrific commercial starring Derek Jeter, as he is about to begin the final home stand of his career. Sinatra, The Bronx and Yankees fans…quintessential New York.
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Growing up in Brooklyn in the 50’s and 60’s, my father grew up a Yankees fan. Every young Yankee fan grew up idolizing him. Bill Crystal once said, “Mickey Mantle just was everything.” After Joe DiMaggio left, Mantle became the main attraction in the Bronx. He was the guy that drew crowds into the stadium. Mickey was the player young kids waited for by the press gate to just get a glimpse of, or maybe even an autograph.
Mantle broke into the big leagues in 1951. I wouldn’t be born for another 40 years. When I was around 5 years-old, I recall Charlie Hayes closing his mitt down the 3rd base line and the Yankees winning the 1996 World Series. It was the beginning of “the last dynasty” and the “Jeter Era.” Being a 90’s kid, every boy dreamed of growing up to play shortstop for the Yankees. It was all about Derek.
From 1995 to the present, Derek has stood as a model of consistency on and off the field. Say what you want about him, but the numbers speak for themselves. I’m not here to say that Jeter was on Mantle’s talent level, because that would just be unfair. Mickey was the superior talent. It was in the way they represented the Yankees pinstripes that mattered. And during their respective eras, they were arguably the face of baseball and dominant talents at their respective positions. Mantle and Jeter are the guys who could do no wrong by New Yorkers. Inside the baseball diamond’s chalked lines, they stay baseball legends in the minds of fans.
As big of a Mantle fan as my father is, he always told me, “they’re not heroes, look up to your father.” And I guess you could say he’s right about that. But I also don’t think he looked at Mickey that way when he was a young kid. This was the same guy who stapled posters of Mickey onto his bedroom walls and stuck his baseball cards into his bicycle spokes. A lot of people are looking up to professional athletes as role models and they probably shouldn’t be. But I don’t think there’s anything wrong in admiring a ballplayer, as long as it’s for the right reasons.
There’s a certain innocence in watching a young child sit on the edge of his seat as he roots on his favorite player. He doesn’t have a care in the world. Because in the end, it’s not about how much money they’re making, who the star is dating or the trouble they might be getting into off the field. It’s about being entertained. I don’t really care how old I get, I think we all have a bit of that kid inside of us who just loves the game for what it is. A game.
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This new Derek Jeter commercial is set to air tonight during the MLB All-Star Game tonight. Much like last year’s Rivera tribute, tonight will be more like a “Derek Jeter Special” than an all-star game. All eyes on Derek.
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Yankees (35-33) vs. Blue Jays (41-30)
RHP Masahiro Tanaka (10-1, 2.02) vs RHP Marcus Stroman (3-1, 5.18)
The game will take place at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx, New York. The game is scheduled to start at 7:05PM ET. The game will be televised on MY9. The game can be heard on the radio on WFAN 660/101.9FM.
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The Yankees open up a three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays tonight. Here are the pitching probables for the series:
Tue: RHP Masahiro Tanaka (10-1, 2.02) vs RHP Marcus Stroman (3-1, 5.18)
Wed: RHP Chase Whitley (2-0, 2.41) vs LHP Mark Buehrle (10-3, 2.28)
Thurs: RHP David Phelps (2-4, 4.32) vs RHP Drew Hutchison (5-4, 3.62)
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Yankees (23-20) vs. Cubs (15-27)
RHP Masahiro Tanaka (6-0, 2.17) vs RHP Jason Hammel (4-2, 3.06)
The game will take place at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The game is scheduled to startat 8:05PM ET. The game will be televised on MY9. The game can be heard on the radio on WFAN 660/101.9FM.
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The Yankees open up a two-game series against the Chicago Cubs tonight. Here are the pitching probables for the series:
Tue: RHP Masahiro Tanaka (6-0, 2.17) vs RHP Jason Hammel (4-2, 3.06)
Wed: RHP Chase Whitley (0-0, 0.00) vs RHP Jeff Samardzija (0-4, 1.62)
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As it stands now, the New York Rangers are up 2-0 in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Montreal Canadiens. They’re just two wins away from advancing to the Stanley Cup. For all of you who were old enough to appreciate the 1993-1994 Stanley Cup Rangers, here’s a trip down memory lane as the champs take “The Cup” to Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.
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Yankees (19-15) vs. Brewers (22-14)
LHP CC Sabathia (3-4, 5.75) vs RHP Kyle Lohse (4-1, 2.72)
The game will take place at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The game is scheduled to startat 7:10PM ET. The game will be televised on the YES Network. The game can be heard on the radio on WFAN 660/101.9FM.
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