By now, everyone that watches the great sport of baseball knows that The Captain, Derek Jeter, will be retiring at the end of the season. With the postseason out of the picture for the New York Yankees, that means time is extremely limited for fans to catch him wearing pinstripes on a Major League Baseball field (Old Timer’s Day excluded). With his last hooray in baseball just days away at this point, the tributes are becoming for chilling.
As a fan of the Atlanta Braves, I have grown up with the anti-New York mentality (thanks Jim Leyritz), but I can’t feel anything about Jeter’s retirement and contribution to the game except appreciation. The first-ballot Hall of Famer won’t be the first player inducted with 100 percent of the vote, but that shouldn’t matter anyway. Whatever it is that you may call him, whether it be No. 2, Captain, or Jetah, the only thing that should matter is he was always the face of the sport and could be trusted to not taint the great history of the sport like others during this era.
With only a handful of games left in his career, turn on the television, tune in, and watch his greatness, because there will never be another player like him.
Watch the recently released Derek Jeter commercial and feel the chills run up your spine.
One more thing. If you are a fan of his and want a chance to win one of three autographed retirement bats, order an unsigned bat beginning today through Sept. 21 and be entered in the drawing. Good luck!