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The Storybook Ending for Derek Jeter

What needs to be said? Throughout the entire final season of The Captain’s career, he has been coronated king of all Yankees and lambasted for his ego-driven, self-righteous farewell tour. We’ve seen Top Ten plays of his career and endless retrospects about the 20-year career of the kid from Kalamazoo with big dreams of pinstripes. I’ve written about it myself on Yanks Go Yard as most recently as yesterday with my Farewell Captain piece and his retirement was one of the first things I covered as a blogger here at Wayniac Nation. It quite literally has all been said.

CC? The first one out? That's almost as bad as Wade Boggs on the horse in '96! (Photo credit: USA Today)
CC? The first one out? That’s almost as bad as Wade Boggs on the horse in ’96! (Photo credit: USA Today)

So, on this Friday morning, let’s just sit back and watch. Let’s watch the play over and over that epitomizes why even those who hate the Yankees, why even those Yankees fans who pretend to be tired of Derek Jeter, and why every true baseball fan tuned in to MLB Network last night to say Farewell Captain.