I look at a person as gifted as Derek Jeter and I can only imagine all the hard work and dedication it took for him to succeed in so many ways and in so many pressure moments in baseball. “There may be people who have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do – and I believe that. – Derek Jeter”
If a Yankees game was on and I was busy, I’d always stop and watch the Derek Jeter AB. Because I believed something magical was going to happen and if something magical didn’t happen then I knew he gave his very best. I’m going to miss watching him play.
Now I get to look at Number 2 on my wall and be inspired to giving my very best and a little more. To do the extra work that needs to be done, and to hold myself to a standard that would have “The Captain” give me a Solute’. RESPECT. Thanks for all the years of excitement, thrills, and performance.