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At this point in their history, there is not that much that hasen’t been done in a Yankee uniform. Records have been set, records have been broken and most stones have been unturned. But yesterday, history was made. Derek Jeter, the third captain in the team’s history, became the first person to reach 3,000 hits as a Yankee. To make the moment even sweeter, he was able to do it at Yankee stadium; in front of the hometown fans that hold him in such high regard.
At times, this season and last, it has seemed like the Jeter of old was nothing but a memory. But when push came to shove, Derek did what he does best: came through in the clutch. Going into the game, Jeter had only 2 home runs. What does the man do? He blasts a 422-footer, becoming only the 2nd man to ever reach 3,000 with a home run. Not only that, he does it off of a division rival’s ace (David Price). For good measure, he also went 5-5 in the game and drove in the winning run. It is only fitting that when Jeter reaches his big moment, he does it in such a fashion that any Yankee fan can appreciate: big.
Mere days after Ochocinco tweeted that his time is up in Cincinnati, Reggie Bush has followed suit in going to the social media page to predict his exodus from the Saints. While it didn’t have the whiney tone of the disgruntled Bengal; Bush’s tweet on the yet to be made personnel decision is somewhat alarming. The crazy thing is, it wasn’t even the most controversial tweet in professional sports yesterday. That distinction belongs to Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Gullen.After being ejected in the first inning of Wednesday’s game against the New York Yankees; Gullen immediately went onto Twitter. Before play had even resumed he tweeted: “this one is going to cost me a lot of money this is pathetic.” Minutes later he posted again. This time he presumably was taking shots at umpire Todd Tichenor (the man who ejected him). “Today a tough guy show up at Yankee Stadium,” he tweeted.