With yet another Jeterian hit to right field, DJ broke Gehrig’s record in the third inning of the Yankees’ 10-4 loss to the Orioles. It may have been a soggy night in the Bronx, but he was feeling the love from the crowd.
And from his teammates.
What a season this has been for him – and for the Yanks. Clearly, the new stadium is the scene for memorable moments, just like the old place was. I enjoyed watching his family and friends high-fiving each other in their box. I can only imagine how proud his parents and sister must be.
I wonder if the Jeters had even an inkling that their boy would grow up to be the Yankees’ all-time hits leader?
Seriously. This little kid?
The one who dressed up for Halloween like Dracula when he was nine?
The one who was as skinny in junior high school as Edwar Ramirez is now?
Congratulations to him and here’s to more milestones.
Meanwhile, how about that weather in New York? It was fine for ducks but not for baseball.
The night was all about Jeter, but the Yankees did lose the game to the Orioles, despite A-Rod’s three-run blast in the first. The offense couldn’t get much else going against Tilman, and Pettitte had a rare mediocre performance, followed by a rough inning by Marte. The rain delays made this one a laugher at the end, and I gave up trying to figure out which call up had gone in to play for which position player.
Now that “the record” has been achieved, I hope the Yanks will go back to their winning ways. The magic number may be down to 14, but there’s still plenty of baseball to play – with a series in Anaheim looming. Maybe Jeter can dress up as Dracula again and scare the Angels silly.