Incredible finish last night in the Bronx.
Hope you had the chance to see Derek Jeter play shortstop for the last time in his amazing career.
Weather channel was calling for rain. The talk of the town and the sports talk radio shows, “the game is gonna get rained out.”
Not an empty seat in the house.
Yankee stadium going bananas every time Jeter came to the plate.
In his first at-bat in the last half of the first the Kalamazoo Kid doubled off the left field fence.
Fast forward to the bottom of the ninth.
One out and a man on second; Jeter comes to the plate. (I will miss his introduction via a Bob Sheppard recording; “Now batting for the Yankees, Number 2, Derek Jeter. Number 2.” )
50,000 fans on their feet. Not to mention I was standing in my living room. I must add my wife, who is a Detroit Tigers fan was cheering for him.
First pitch he saw he lined it to right field, knocking in the game winning run.
Jeter’s last game at Yankee stadium.
You can’t make this stuff up.
Mother Nature cooperated.
It’s a baseball game I will remember for a long time.
Boomer Esiason said it best this morning on his radio show about Jeter:
“No scandals. No arrests. No PED’s.”
On a side note; how about this nugget from the game last night: Jeter is from Kalamazoo, Michigan. Last night two umpires doing the game are also from Michigan.
Must have been a very cool experience for the men in blue.