LADY AT THE BAT: Looking Ahead To Jeter's Final Home Game: How Should The Yankees Say Goodbye?

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Looking Ahead To Jeter's Final Home Game: How Should The Yankees Say Goodbye?

As Thursday night's final home game of 2014 draws near, more and more thought is being given to how the Yankees should say goodbye to Derek Jeter.  I, myself, have thought long and hard about it, and I have been unable to come up with a fitting way to send The Captain off.

Joe Girardi and company seem to be stumped as well. Yesterday he said, "I have spent a little time thinking about it. There's been other people that have thrown out some ideas that I've thought about. I'll just kind of wait and see how it goes, and we'll make a decision when it's time, I guess."

A farewell similar to the one Mariano Rivera received seems to be out of the question. Who would come out onto the field to remove him from the game? A member of the 2009 World Championship team?  That doesn't float my boat (and probably no one else's either).

Even looking to the future isn't even possible. The Yankees don't have a "can't miss" prospect, one who is Major League ready, who could come out onto the field, a la Alexei Ramirez at the All Star Game.

Of course, when a solution isn't forthcoming, humor rules the day:


Whatever the Yankees decide to do, I am sure it will be done right.

Get your tissues ready, Yankees Universe. You're going to need them.

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