"Why yes. Jessicas Biel and Alba will be joining me for a postgame rendezvous." Courtesy of The Daily News)
It would be a Yankee sacrilege to not point out and acknowledge that today is Derek Jeter's birthday. The Captain turns 38 today, and despite a recent stretch of underwhelming offensive output, is still outperforming what a shortstop his age should rightfully be doing. The guy is and has been the unofficial King of New York for the last 15 years or so, is a 5-time champion, a member of the 3,000-hit club, a no-doubt first-ballot HOFer, and yet it still doesn't seem like it was that long ago that I was dragging my old man to card shows at the mall so I could push people out of the way and buy up as many Derek Jeter cards as my minuscule 13-year-old bankroll would allow.
So Happy Birthday, Derek! Keep doing the damn thing. If recent history has taught us anything, it's that Jeter will probably go 3-4 tonight with a walk, 2 doubles, and the game-winning RBI.
P.S.- What do you get Derek Jeter for his birthday? Does his family even bother getting him gifts or even a card? What do you get the guy who has everything?? He's Derek Effing Jeter for crying out loud!