Last night Derek Jeter tied Lou Gehrig as the all-time Yankee hit leader, a fact of which you are no doubt well aware unless you are entirely unconscious, as the NY press, and especially the YES network, have made an endless to-do over the landmark achievement. God love them, I know everyone needs to sell ads, especially the papers. But here's a question: Isn't everyone jumping the gun? Shouldn't the big celebration be reserved for his next hit, when he actually breaks the record and becomes soul title holder? Are we supposed to do the hype all over again? His trophy case is going to be pretty silly. "Here's ball 2,171. Here's ball 2,172." Doesn't that just detract from the significance of the record? I know we live in a society that adores hero-worship, and MLB and YES are happy to provide, as it helps move seats and merch, but do we really need to celebrate every major accomplishment twice? We remember Hank Aaron's 715th and Roger Maris's 61st. Those were the big ones. So me, I'm glad Jeter is tied with Gehrig but I'll hold most of my applause until he's in front. It won't be long.