Bronx to name a street after Derek Jeter

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Last year River Avenue at 161st Street in the Bronx – right outside Yankee Stadium  — was re-named “Mariano Rivera Avenue.” Nice honor, even if I’m guessing no one uses that name for the street.

Now there’s going to be another one: WFAN reports that two Bronx councilwomen are introducing legislation to rename part of 161st street — the part that intersects with Mariano Rivera Avenue — as “Jeter Street.” It’s expected to pass easily.

Which, hey, whenever you can honor a legend, you do it. Jeter is going into the Hall of Fame this year and Yankees fans have him to thank for being one of the driving forces of the most successful Yankees teams in most of their lifetimes.

Just be careful if you’re driving on Jeter Street, will ya? I am told that going left is strictly prohibited. And really, going right is increasingly difficult as time goes on as well.

UPDATE: I’m not the only one thinking along these lines: