The Yankees shortstop isn't slowing down. When the games mean something, Jeter comes out to play and he certainly did that in Game 1 of the ALDS against the Twins. With Minnesota jumping out into a 2-0 lead early on, the Yankees needed a big hit. When a big hit is needed in the playoffs, look no further than Jeter. Like he did at the old stadium, Jeter came up with perhaps the biggest hit of the day in the New York victory as he hit a two run homer to get the Yankees going.
When you look at Jeter, you have to put him up there with some of the greatest players to wear pinstripes. He is as beloved in New York as Mantle, Dimaggio, Jackson, etc. etc.
The thing about Jeter is he may be one of the last of a dying breed. That being a star player who plays his entire career with the same team. These days not many players do that. I can't imagine seeing Jeter wearing another team's uniform. It wouldn't look right. Is there any athlete out there that's a hall-of-famer that is going to play his career with one team? There aren't many left. I wonder if Crosby will play for the Penguins throughout his career. I wonder if Ovechkin will play his entire career with the Capitals. I'm sure somewhere down the road those two are destined to play for another team.
Then again, no one thought Michael Jordan would ever play for another team except for the Bulls and I don't have to start talking about Gretzky.
The poll question is how many goals will Ovechkin get this year. Maybe that poll should have been how many will Jordan Eberle get this year. He had three last night giving him 7 in 4 games, but it wasn't enough. Regina kept scoring, but the problem was they couldn't stop Moose Jaw from scoring as they lose 9-6 in a game where defence was obviously thrown out the window. I can't wait for the puck drop on Friday when the Calgary Hitmen come to town. This will be a real measuring stick as to where the Pats are. I hope to see a great crowd at the Brandt Centre. Then again as I was told the other night, its hard to gauge what type of crowd the Pats are getting right now because of the new seats. Nonetheless, I would hope to see between 4500 and 5000 in there.
Kerry Joseph is showing his frustration in Toronto. Life has certainly changed for KJ since he won the M-O-P and the Grey Cup in 2007. He has let his frustration be known and he has now discussed things with head coach Bart Andrus. I have to think Andrus' coaching career in the CFL will be a short one seeing his tenure has been disastrous, but one has to also think Joseph's career is done as well. I have never had a problem with Joseph, but age is starting to catch up with him and ending the season on the bench won't do him any favours going into 2010. No matter what happens, Rider fans will always have a soft spot in their heart for him for his accomplishments in 2007.
Speaking of accomplishments, it will be a big night for Gene Makowsky on Saturday even though he is downplaying it. Here's what I mean.....
Is there anything separating Makowsky from Roger Aldag. There isn't as far as I'm concerned. I guess if Geno should get his hands on the Grey Cup again he might have the advantage, but right now its a sawoff.
Did I say I'm taking the Cardinals to win the World Series? Have I given them the kiss of death.
Hey Carey Price....so much for that homecoming!
This story is just disturbing....
That is all! Enjoy your Thursday.