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.
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.