S’Long, Jeet

Roger Angell, eloquent as always, on Derek Jeter’s final days in uniform:

Jeter has just about wound up his Mariano Tour — the all-points ceremonies around home plate in every away park on the Yankees’ schedule, where he accepts gifts, and perhaps a farewell check for his Turn 2 charity, and lifts his cap to the cheering, phone-flashing multitudes. He does this with style and grace — no one is better at it — and without the weepiness of some predecessors. His ease, his daily joy in his work, has lightened the sadness of this farewell, and the cheering everywhere has been sustained and genuine.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014