I don’t really follow baseball anymore like I used to, but when I watched 100+ Red Sox games a year for most of my youth, Jeter on the Yankees was a staple of that. I mean, none the people my age from Boston can even remember a time when Derek Jeter wasn’t leading the Yankees.
Watching this last at bat of his take place in Fenway was surprisingly sentimental given how out of touch I generally am with the sport nowadays. I genuinely felt grateful for what Jeter brought to my life, which of course reminded me of this Miguel Tamen quote:
"To be grateful [towards athletes] sometimes shows that there is something all right with us, that our earthly transit is not marked by resentment but by enthusiasm and admiration, by a sense that what happens is more important than the sense that it has happened to ourselves."