Further thoughts on the Hammering of Derek JeterJuly 9, 2011 at 9:49 AM | Posted in Baseball, Great People | 4 Comments
Tags: Babe Ruth, Derek Jeter, Don Mattingly, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Tom Watson, Walt Frazier, Y.A. Tittle
Imagine how great it would have been then, and for all time if Mickey Mantle had taken care of himself the way Derek Jeter has.
How many young boys never got to see Joe DiMaggio due to his abrupt retirement?
Don’t all Yankee fans wish Don Mattingly had played a few more years, even if not full-time?
What Knick fan does not regret that the great Walt “Clyde” Frazier did not finish his career in New York?
Don’t we admire the picture of old Y.A. Tittle on his haunches, his face bloodied, exhausted but not diminished in defeat?
Should Tom Watson not have teed off at the British Open at Turnberry at the age of 59?
Why is it that when others win Gold Gloves they are lauded but when Jeter wins, they are discounted?
I wonder what Babe Ruth’s “range” was in Right Field?
Are there people out there who secretly wish that Jeter had taken steroids so their cynicism can be fed?
It has been my great privilege to root for Derek Jeter, the great Yankee Captain, from the moment he took the field and I will continue till he walks back to the dugout for the last time.