Friday, September 19, 2014

Derek Jeter’s big day

We have not said that too much this season about New York Yankees legendary captain Derek Jeter, have we?

Well, Thursday was a very good day for the retiring shortstop. Gatorade released a remarkable commercial -- even if it was mostly staged -- showing Jeter interacting with fans on the way to Yankee Stadium, including a stop at Stan’s Sports Bar located just outside the ballpark. With Frank Sinatra singing 'My Way' in the background, it was hard not to get goosebumps watching it. Check it out for yourself.


Then, Jeter did something in the sixth inning of the ballgame which he had not done all season. He hit a home run in Yankee Stadium. Jeter’s power has certainly diminished -- he has just 20 extra-base hits all season -- but he got all of this one.

The Yankees went on to win and for Jeter, after 20 years in the big leagues, winning is still the most important thing. Here's a shot of him as Chase Headley's grounder goes through the legs of Toronto's Adam Lind for a walk-off win.

Clipped from video.
Christopher Carelli is a freelance sports writer/editor and the Director of Content Strategy for Sportsideo.