Derek Jeter played his last game in Yankee Stadium last night, and the final play of the game tried like hell to live up to the unbelievable hype that his year-long retirement tour generated. Click below and see for yourself (thanks, Josh Levin and Slate for directing me to this).
screen grab from MLB.com
First pitch, single the other way–game over; legends on deck…a last look around the old office…heading for the door…all too poetic to be true.
And yet it was. I think I’ll go tell the story to my dad, who grew up a Yankee fan going back to the 30s. Tomorrow’s his birthday and that’s when I usually visit…he would have loved this.