Emotional night at the Stadium

As a Yankee fan, I couldn’t let this pass by without mentioning it.

Last night was Derek Jeter’s last game at Yankee Stadium. End of an era. End of one of the greatest eras in the history of the Yankees. Sure Jeter still has to play three games in Boston, where I hope the fans will treat him with the respect he deserves, but he went out in style last night; hitting the game winning single.

The post game interview was very emotional as was his final goodbye.

I am not sure if Jeter was good enough to stand in the shadow of greats like Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, Scooter Rizzuto and Babe Ruth, but with a career spent in pinstripes he certainly deserves to have his number retired.

It was good to see that some of his former teammates were there: Tino Martinez, Bernie Williams, Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada and Mariano Rivera.
When I heared the noise in Yankee Stadium last night, I heard the noise, the cheers  that I have been missing since 2009, the year that the Yankees moved into their new home.

Anyhow, I always hoped that I could see Jeter play in Yankee Stadium one day, but that will never be. I am glad that I was able to see him play in Anaheim in the only game in which I have seen the Yankees play. I still feel privileged.

You will be missed captain.

Irish American Baseball Society

Baseball from a Dutch point of view since 2014

Maritime Pro Ball

Blog advocating bringing minor league ball to the Maritime Provinces!

D-Backs Europe

Een kijk op de MLB met een vleugje Arizona Diamondbacks

Milujeme Baseball

Nejlepší český web o baseballu

Dutch Baseball Hangout

Baseball from a Dutch point of view since 2014

DutchBaseballTraveler

Follow my trip in the USA during the 2016 summer!

Honkbal Op Zolder

Blog over bijzaken in Major League Baseball

The Ball Caps Blog

Baseball caps and beyond

The Negro Leagues Up Close

A blog about a century of African-American baseball history

Baseball History Daily

Heroes, Villains, Oddities and Minutia--The Forgotten History of the National Pastime

The Midwest League Traveler

Traveling & writing about the Midwest League, past & present, since 2011

Ben's Biz Blog

The Greatest Minor League Baseball Blog of All Time

B3: Big, Bald and Beautiful

Your guide to all things prospect, courtesy of Jonathan Mayo

Universo Béisbol

Hagamos del béisbol un deporte más universal.

%d bloggers like this: