Haha, someone is excited! Let's get on the road than buddy.
Finally! Let's go Dad we can't be late for the Yankee Game!
DAD WHAT IS TAKING SO LONG!!
Calm down buddy, We're almost there just 2 more minutes
Haha, you betcha kiddo, That's Derek Jeter.
DAD, IS THAT WHO I THINK IT IS?!?!?!
When I was a young boy, my dad took me to a Yankee game for the first time. Every night I watched the Yankees play at 7 p.m. on the YES Network. I was stoked to finally see them live in action.
Ahaha, my boy is finally learning! He puts in a lot of time and hard work bud!
Wow! his pregame routine is sick! how does he make all those plays?!
I was very eager and very timid, as a young boy the Yankee players were my role models. I was pressing to get to the game, to see my favorite player in action, Derek Jeter!
I bet that if you put in the time, You'll be a hell of a player when you are older.
I'm going to work extremely hard to be like him... i am going to make it one day!
At last we had arrived, and the pregame warmups were still going. As soon as i laid eyes on the field, i saw him. The captain, Mr. October, Derek Jeter was right in front of my eyes. Everything he did was exactly what i imagined, I WAS AMAZED!
I'm going to train so hard Dad... I promise! I'm going to be like Jeter one day!
Backhand picks, front hand scoops, over the shoulder pop-up catches. He was extraordinary to see as a kid just learning the game. Watching him was mind-boggling and my father had thought so too despite all these years he had been watching baseball before Derek Jeter. He was truly the reason I had fell in love with the game.
From that day on, Yankee Stadium circa 2008 to present, I had vowed to craft my game around Derek Jeter. A true sportsman and one of the greatest of all time, he was the reason i had fallen in love with baseball over and over and over again.
My Dad had gone out of his way to get me a trainer from since i could pick up a bat till now. It paid off, as had been regarded as one of the top players in my area until i had left high school. With D3 offers from a variety of colleges, i decided to chose education first and went to the school of my choice, Montclair State University, but i will never forget the impact Jeter had on my life.
I believe in you buddy! You can do anything you put your mind to.