Thursday, September 10, 2009

In Praise of DJ

Whether you are a fan of the New York Yankees or not, you have to admit, Derek Jeter is probably one of the best baseball players in the history of the game. the history of the game.

After last nights three hit performance, Jeter is tied with legendary Lou Gehrig, for the most hits in the history of the Bronx Bombers, each with 2721.

With one more hit Friday night against Baltimore, Jeter will have more hits in a Yankee uniform than any other player in the history of that storied fanchise.

More than Yogi Berra, Don Mattingly, Joe Dimaggio, Mickey Mantle, even Babe FREAKIN' Ruth!

Just think about that for a second.

Derek Jeter has more hits as a Yankee than ANY of those men.

Along the way, DJ has done it all with class, respect for the game, without anything to 'help his performance', and all while playing Gold Glove defence at shortstop.

Plus, this season he hasn't shown any signs of slowing down. Many are saying that Jeter will win this year's American League MVP award.

Who knows what he'll put up in the post-season? It's a safe bet that he WILL do something amazing when the calendar turns to October.

Derek Jeter is simply an unbelieveable player that, like Wayne Gretzky, Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods, will go down as one of, if not the best player, their sport has ever seen.

I can't wait for Friday!

CLICK HERE for a great commentary by ESPN's Tim Kurkjian on Jeter.

Derek, it's about time for everyone to praise you.


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