Oh Captain! My Captain…
My Grandma requested that I write about the Yankee Captain for my next post. My Grandma is 85, and is a huge Yankee fan just like me :) But right now, she is going through a very tough time. She’s in the hospital and has been since Sunday, and was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. If all goes well, she should be able to come home soon. Every day I have talked to her on the phone, and she asked about my blog. She wants be to write about Jeter, so I will do it for her.
Derek Jeter: the epitome of class. He is the present-day Lou Gehrig. Not only is he the best player in the game (fact, lol), but he is also one of the best, most genuine people. Jeet has been on the team for my whole life. He is the Yankees. I can’t imagine the Yankees without him. I really miss Jeet right now.
Jeter should have been MVP in 2009. I don’t care if Mauer hit .700. Jeter did everything he did in the hardest division in baseball. And although the Twins came back to make the playoffs, they lost to Jeter and the Yankees in 3 games! Jeter had several amazing plays in that series. In game 2 of this ALDS, Nick Swisher threw the ball back into the infield after a base hit. Jeter caught the ball, and realized that Carlos Gomez strayed far off the bag. He quickly tagged him out, before Delmon Young could score! So the inning was over, and the Twinkies didn’t score. Then in game 3, in the 8th inning, Jeet made a fantastic play. With Punto on second, Denard Span hit a chopper to short. Jeet made a spectacular play to just get to the ball, but when his instincts took over it was just awesome. He held the ball for a bit, and then fired home, because Punto was heading for the plate! He must have thought the ball got through. So Jeet fired home, and Jorge fired to Arod at third, who tagged the diving Punto for the out. OUT! It was so cool.
Derek does a lot of Jeeterish things. That is, things that only Jeter can do. One of my favorite Jeterian specialties is his jump throw. Who says Jeter has no range? Haha Joe Morgan. Wrong! The jump throw is exciting every time.
And this is another thing that only Jeter would do:
That is what I call dedication.
The sign of a true gamer.
Derek Jeter is just the best. No wonder wherever I go I see little kids with “Jeter, 2” shirts. No wonder he has tons and tons of endorsements, and unlike other people, Jeter won’t lose them because he’s not a classless pimp (ahem, Tiger Woods). And it’s no wonder that he has a beautiful, beautiful girlfriend – I mean, fiance:
Unlike every other female in the state, I am actually genuinely happy for Jeet. I want him to be as happy as possible. And Minka is beautiful enough for him. They are adorable together! I can’t wait for this wedding!
Derek, congradulations on everything you have achieved. Congrats on breaking the Yankees all time hits record, congrats on winning your 5th World Series title, congrats on Minka, and I might as well say this now, too: congrats on being the all-time baseball hit king, and congrats on going down as the greatest baseball player ever. And congrats as doing it all as the perfect Yankee.