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Once Last Time Around the Ball Park


We’ve payed special attention to Derek Jeter all season, taken the time to appreciate every last hit, stolen base or nice play in the field. The hits are gratifying, of course, but I think the moments that have provided the deepest satisfaction is when Jeter’s fouled off a two-strike pitch to keep an at bat alive. He did it again yesterday in his third at bat. He was 0-2 at that point with an RBI. Second pitch he rips foul down the left field line. Would have been a 2-RBI double. So what happens? Jeter works the count full, fouls off another pitch and then hits a 2 RBI double to left. Again, to left. I’m not sure if he’s cheating or if he’s slightly changed his approach but a majority of Jeter’s hits on this homestand have been to left.

Michael Pineda was fantastic, the Yanks won 5-0, and Jeter gave us reason to cheer.

The man does rise to the occasion, doesn’t he?

[Picture by Bags]

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1 Shaun P.   ~  Sep 23, 2014 9:16 am

[0] Yep. It's pretty amazing that Jeter has been able to turn it on. Helluva act of will and ability.

Damn I'm going to miss him.

2 Chyll Will   ~  Sep 23, 2014 11:39 am

Somebody if you're watching the game tonight and Jeter goes pasta diving again, yunnow for old times sake, please post the chorus from this little ditty and feel free to blame me for it >;)

3 Sliced Bread   ~  Sep 23, 2014 1:43 pm

We didn't know he was retiring at the time, but Mattingly also finished strong, batting .321 in his final Sept.
And remember how well he hit in the playoffs.

4 Alex Belth   ~  Sep 23, 2014 1:48 pm

2) YES!

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