(Note: If you’re not a sports’ fan, you may want to skip to the Foto Frenzy at the bottom of this post although you don’t need to be a fan to appreciate what this man has accomplished. I did try to inject humor into it.)
|How ginormous? This ginormous! It’s 36” tall!|
I wouldn’t be keeping it real if I didn’t show my RE2PECT for Mr. Jeter. Before I began blogging, the peeps had half season (41 games) tickets to the NY Yankees and got to see much of Jeter’s Hall of Fame career play out at the old Cathedral in da Bronx. They were always awed by the plays he made in the field and his offensive heroics through the years. Some have questioned why Jeter got such a grand sendoff since he was never the greatest overall player or even the best player at his position—shortstop. What he did have was respect for the game. He never showed up the opposing team, never took Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs) and never took the game for granted. Until the end, he hustled out every ground ball; he played hard and clean. Add to that fact that he never made headlines for off-the-field antics even though he was a bachelor playing in NY. You’ll probably never see a player bust it like he busted it for 20 years although Mike Trout of the Angels seems to be following in Jeet’s footsteps. Best of luck to Mr. Jeter in his future endeavors.
|TW took this photo of Jeet batting during the 2009 ALCS.|