Let’s take a moment to discuss a professional sport that isn’t locked out. On behalf of gmenhq.com, congratulations to Derek Jeter on joining the 3,000 club on Saturday. In case you missed it, here is a link to the solo home run shot into left field.
Jeter had a monster game going 5 for 5 against the Rays, and I tip my hat to them, who showed the captain a great deal of respect after his home run shot by applauding with the rest of the crowd. I have watched Jeter since his rookie season, where he has truly been the face of the modern day Yankees. There are so many great memories of this team over the past 15 or so years, and he was always at the forefront leading his team to victory.
This day was so special that fellow professional New York sports players have come out to congratulate him on this accomplishment. Several Giants players, alumni and front office workers took to their computers to congratulate Jeter, check out Giants 101 to read on.
Even Giants captain Eli Manning had a few things to say to Jeter, who has served as an inspiration on how to lead a team in the tough New York market. You know it’s a special day in sports when members of other leagues take time to watch and comment on a historical feat. Congratualtions Derek!