Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Posted by David at 11:28 PM
Friday, May 18, 2012
What is also amazing is something that I read about Derek Jeter the other day. The Yankee shortstop writes in a journal after every game. Recently, he had his 10,000th at bat and this is what he had to say about it:
Someone told me I took my 10,000th at-bat tonight. Everybody knows I care only about one statistic, the W, but you're always humbled when you realize you've been fortunate enough to stick around to hit a milestone like that. All you can do is go out there every day and try to have as many at-bats as possible. Four, five, six ABs, you take as many as they give you, one game and four-to-six at-bats at a time. Maybe three at-bats, officially, if the guy is wild and you throw a couple of walks in. I'm even OK with a two-AB game if that's what it takes for the team to win. You don't want to get too caught up in the numbers (site).
He cares about the win, but he's also humble that he's been able to stick around that long. I'm sure he thinks of Murder's Row and all the greats that wore the same jersey before he did and appreciates the opportunity. At least that is how I see Jeter's thoughts in my own mind, you might have a different opinion.
Posted by David at 11:12 PM