Derek Jeter's farewell tour made its second stop last night, in Anaheim, before the Yankees and Angels played their 2014 regular season finale.
I am a life-long East Coast resident who has been to California only once. I have to admit that, until last night (or actually, until this morning when I woke up) I had never even heard of this or the sport it is used in. Nevertheless, I was very impressed with it:
A paddleboard, customized with Yankee pinstripes, the interlocking NY and Jeter's No. 2.
Analysis: If the rule is to present something that represents the culture of your city, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hit the jackpot. Very few things say So-Cal more than a gift that brings the ocean to mind. The size of it did make the presentation a bit awkward, however, and the fact that some have never heard of it before cannot be ignored.
Rating: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being garbage and 10 being perfect-- 9
Congratulations, Jeets. The next presentation should be this weekend in Milwaukee.