The Tigers won and then, in grand late September tradition, turned on the clubhouse TV to watch the end of another game. But not to see how their competition for the division title did. Rather, to watch Jeter:
The players were glued to Derek Jeter’s final at-bat and farewell moment at Yankee Stadium.
Joba Chamberlain, Jeter’s former teammate and close friend, was especially choked up by the moment — especially after Jeter put the storybook ending on it with a walk-off single . . . The players sat transfixed by the scene for a good 20 minutes as Jeter made his way around the field saying his goodbyes.
It’s among my more shallow thoughts, but I often think, when I see cool baseball stuff on TV, that it’s a shame that more baseball players can’t see it because they’re busy with their own games.