Thursday, May 08, 2014

I Want One

What do you give a man who has everything?

Yeah, pretty much everything.

An amazingly successful career. Universally respected. Gobs of money. Mansion on the water in Florida. Gorgeous girlfriend.

What could you possibly give someone like that as a retirement present?

A pinstriped paddleboard, of course.

For those of you who live under a brick - or maybe just don't follow baseball - Derek Jeter, captain of the New York Yankees baseball team, has announced he will retire at the end of this season. So on various days throughout the year he will be playing his last regular season game in other teams' stadiums. A kind of a farewell tour. An occasion to give the fans of the other teams a chance to say goodbye to Derek and to express their appreciation for his career. This occasion came up yesterday evening at Anaheim in Southern California. Before the game, the fans gave Derek an enormous ovation and the home team Angels gave him… a giant paddleboard decorated in Yankee pinstripes.

Derek celebrated by hitting his first home run of the season in the game and the Yankees expressed their gratitude by beating the Angels 9-2.


R W Rawles said...

There is no gratitude in Baseball.

Anonymous said...

Derek who? Base-whut?

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