Friday, September 19, 2014

Jeter Not Trying to Acknowledge His Final Homestand

Retiring Yankees' Shortstop Derek Jeter is not trying to acknowledge that this week's homestand is the last of his career. 

Jeter, 40, hit hit first home run in the Bronx this season last night against the Blue Jays, a line-drive off knuckleballer R.A. Dickey that easily cleared the left field wall.

"I'm trying not to think about it being my last homestand," Jeter told the Journal News after yesterday's 3-2 victory. "We still have a week left. We're trying to win games. I'm going to go out there and play hard like I've always done my entire career."

After tonight, Jeter will have just six games left in NYC. Now for him, that fact is probably depressing, but to the rest of the team it's likely relieving, as the Yanks currently sit at just 78-74 this year despite their big offseason.

"Obviously this year, up until this point, hasn't turned out how I would like it to," Jeter admitted. "But you've got to keep fighting."

Yes you do Jeter. For the sake of our last memories of you, yes, you do.

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