Turn Out The Lights: O’s-Yanks Gamer IV

Hiroki Kuroda faces Kevin Gausman at Yankee Stadium today, the final home game of the season. There’s a player departing Yankee Stadium for the last time today as well. I was fortunate enough to see him in the minors, facing the Rochester Red Wings (who were then a Baltimore affiliate) at Silver Stadium back in the mid 90’s. It was an impressive debut in Rochester for the up-and-coming shortstop for the Clippers, and even then his presence was something palpable. You knew he would go on to greatness. We didn’t know that he would then go on to write such a story for the most storied franchise in baseball. Like last season with Mo, it is difficult to accept that Jeter’s tenure as a ballplayer has come to an end. But it is indeed the end of his time, and time for new stories to be writ.

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  • For the record, my tentative title was “Swan Song”. I hope he hits 6 home runs tonight. Heard rain might delay/postpone/cancel (depening on if the game matters for Baltimore’s 1-seed shot against LAA) this game, but also that they’ll probably get it in a bit late. They need to play this game if at all possible.

    Devine September 25, 2014, 1:47 pm
  • They should play this game, but Jeter doesn’t need it. The Yankees certainly don’t need any more attention. I can’t believe how hated Jeter is right now, but that’s okay, it’s not the first time. It’s just the last time, and now we move on.

    I didn’t know that it might matter to the Orioles.

    Game on, give them hell.

    attackgerbil September 25, 2014, 3:14 pm
  • And that’s how you do that, just like a thousand times before.

    attackgerbil September 25, 2014, 10:42 pm
  • Okay… that was awesome.

    Devine September 25, 2014, 10:48 pm
  • Typical. This is not a sport that is easily conducive to one particular guy having The Moment again and again. It’s not like basketball where you put it in the best guy’s hands in crunch time, or even football where an offensive star is at least on the field for every offensive play and therefore has a good chance to be the hero. How it is that Jeter has racked up this many MOMENTS in a sport like baseball is just hard to believe. The stars have to align and then he has to deliver. Take that, haters…

    IronHorse - yf September 25, 2014, 11:14 pm
  • Signature move too. Single to right.

    Devine September 25, 2014, 11:32 pm
  • That felt like a playoff game. It was nice that Jeter got to feel that one last time…

    krueg September 26, 2014, 7:13 pm

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