Derek Jeter we're talking about. After his amazing career, after all he's already done, it's almost a given at this point. Am I right?
We're talking about Jeet, our shortstop, our Yankees
Captain, our leader. Even with him recovering from that frightening ankle injury
during the top of the 12th inning in Game 1 of the ALCS which resulted
in surgery, read HERE, no one and I mean NO ONE should be surprised.
DEREK JETER HURT. OUT OF ALCS WITH FRACTURED ANKLE to relive that. It was the same feeling I got when it happened to
Mariano Rivera earlier in the year in Kansas City when he tore his ACL. To see it happen to two of the
original Core 4 members who are symbolic to the Yankees legacy is a lot
to endure. I'm really glad to say it is great to see both of them back
at it this Spring.
HERE. When I saw that, it was music to my ears.
Don't forget Derek
had to have his ankle surgically repaired having screws and plates put it
in there to help brace the bones together, which will remain in there
permanently. He is limited to certain workout activities and we may not
see him play much through some exhibition games, as he continues to
rehab that ankle.
Nonetheless, I am certain we will see Derek come April. Why? Because that's the way Jeter wants it and he's on target.
He is one of the hardest working players in this game. I cannot
recall Jeter ever do anything half-assed in his time a Yankee. To quote a
recent BYB article, RED LIGHT, GREEN LIGHT, JETER'S BACK!, "He will lead
our Yankees out of the tunnel." That he will. We know baseball rosters
are comprised of 25 players, but with Derek around the team, it bonds
So for 2013, let's enjoy every time we see the Captain
make his trip to Short from our dugout. Let's take in every play he
makes, every throw to first. Let's embrace that chilling moment when you
hear the words of the late Bob Sheppard saying, "Now batting for the Yankees... the shortstop... Number 2... Derek Jeter... Number 2." I know I will.
-- Rudy Laurens, BYB Writer
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