|A sign of respect for|
Jeter started the week in Double A on a rehab assignment; he ended it having one of the highlight days of his brilliant career, going 5-for-5 and hitting a homer for his 3,000th hit. And true to his reputation as a clutch player, his homer tied the game; his fifth hit drove in the winning run.
This has not been a great season for Jeter; a snarky commenter on one blog I frequent congratulated him on his second good game of the season. But Saturday was certainly a day that added to his legend.
And getting his 3,000th hit ends what has probably been the most overhyped milestone march since Cal Ripken's consecutive game streak.
|Derek Jeter on a rehab assignment last weekend|
with the Trenton Thunder, the Yankees' affiliate
in the Double-A Eastern League.
1) The ridiculous star-spangled jersey the Thunder made their players wear for the holiday weekend.
2) The Plastic-Man stretch of his glove arm. It just doesn't look like a match for his throwing arm, does it.