Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Time to dust off Derek Jeter's Mr. November nickname

Just in case the Twinkies had any thoughts of stealing Game 1 after scoring two runs off of CC, Derek Jeter quickly cast aside any such notions with one swing of the bat. Jeter got on base 4 times, scored 3 times and hit that clutch 2-run home run to get the Yanks back in the game. Jeter's not a home run hitter, but I've seen him crush a team with a well-timed blast: HELLO METSIES!

I couldn't have said it any better than Twins manager Ron Gardenhire: "Jeter did what he does best. He got his team right back in it."

"That's Derek Jeter this time of the year," his own manager Joe Girardi said.

Jeter always wants to win, but I get the sense that there is a special urgency to the Yanks' title run this year for him with the Boss being in failing health. Jeter is incredibly fond of George Steinbrenner and they have a pretty close relationship for an owner and a player. It's unusual for Jeter to openly share these thoughts so you know he is gunning for another ring for the Boss.

With the World Series scheduled to go into November this year, it's time to dust off the Mr. November nickname for Mr. Jeter!

BTW, ARod is making me look like a genius. When I said he would have a good postseason, I had no idea it was going to happen this quickly. ARod came through with not one, but two clutch 2-out ribbie hits. Keep it going, ARod!

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