This Is What Derek Jeter Did Yesterday

Yours truly, on American McCarver:

He had faced a moment of intense pressure, an opportunity for historic heroics, and came through in the most perfect conceivable way. He thanked the crowd. He acknowledged David Price with a respectful gesture. (No pitcher wants to be the answer to this sort of future trivia question.) He pointed to his parents and girlfriend in the stands. He exalted in the moment.

The game went on.

See also: Jason Snell’s piece on the terrific come from behind American victory over Brazil in the Women’s World Cup today.

Sunday, 10 July 2011