Results for tag: Derek Jeter
Posted by: Jerome Preisler on Jul 10, 2011 at 05:47:36 PM

I’m aggravated. I wanted to write a column celebrating Jeter’s 3000th hit and I can’t because some of you didn’t let me.

Over the past few days, I’ve been asked a lot, and I mean a lot, whether I believe Jeter should go to the All-Star Game in Arizona as acknowledgement to baseball fans who gave him their votes, even if he isn’t going to actually participate in the game. A couple of hours ago on this lovely summer Sunday, after the magnificent Saturday afternoon when Derek Jeter got his 3,000-plus-three at Yankee Stadium, the question popped up again. This time it was framed as, “What’s the deal with Jeter?”

Well, since you asked.

I think the deal with Derek Jeter is that his accomplishment Saturday at Yankee Stadium,

Posted by: Jerome Preisler on Jun 30, 2011 at 05:54:48 PM

The good news Wednesday out of the Yankees’ team facility in Tampa was that Derek Jeter’s injured calf appears to have healed well enough for Jeter to make a rehab start with Double-A Trenton this weekend. Optimistically, says general manager Brian Cashman, Jeter could return to the active roster for the July 4-6 series vs. the Cleveland Indians to make the final hop in his chase for 3,000 hits.

The good news Wednesday out of Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, meanwhile, was that the team defeated the Milwaukee Brewers for its fourth win in a row, its eighth win in the last ten games. In the two weeks since Jeter was disabled the Yanks’ overall 11-3 record has propelled them to first place in the American League East.

This isn’t to suggest the Yankees have done

Posted by: Jerome Preisler on Jul 17, 2010 at 12:52:11 PM

There is going to be a lot of instant and excessive mythologizing of Friday night’s game at Yankee Stadium and that’s fine if Hollywood ever decides to produce an epic on the life of George Steinbrenner. But when those who write in the sports pages give in to that temptation, it detracts from our appreciation of the Yankees’ victory, steals the very human glory of the moment for fleeting uplift, and blurs the real actions of men with fanciful notions of supernatural intervention. Worst of all, it diminishes rather than illumines Steinbrenner’s legacy.

It was not ghosts or mystical forces that propelled the Yankees to their rally and ultimate win over the Tampa Bay Rays. It was solid pitching by CC Sabathia and the bullpen, the clutch hitting of Nick Swisher and