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Monday, September 29, 2014

Baseball and schmaltz

So Derek Jeter's 20 year career has come to an end.

20 years playing shortstop for the Yankees. 20 years of impressive baseball that will ensure his entry into the Hall of Fame.

But more important, 20 years of exemplary character. Of leadership. In an age where so many professional athletes are involved in questionable, or scandalous, behavior, Jeter is a true role model.

Thursday night was the big night. Yankee Stadium, his last home game, a crowd that has loved him since he first donned pinstripes. And a bottom of the 9th clutch hit that won the game.

But I like today's game even better. Last game of the season, up at Fenway, enemy territory. Jeter's last at bat, he hits an RBI single, and is taken out of the game for a pinch runner. And the Boston fan chant his name.

You know you've done well when your arch rivals show you that kind of respect.

I can't wait to see what he does next.

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