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Around the bases for No. 3,000

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jul 09, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

“I didn’t care, as long as they didn’t catch it. You want to hit the ball hard. I didn’t want to hit a slow roller to third base, and have it be replayed forever. I don’t know if I would have run as hard if I had done that this time. But no, you just want to hit the ball hard, and have a good at-bat. That’s the only thing I was thinking about. I never envisioned what type of hit it would be. To me, all of them count.”
-Derek Jeter



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34 Responses to “Around the bases for No. 3,000”

  1. rb from LI July 9th, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    Love the pic of Jeter coming around first. You can see how happy he is. He doesn’t usually smile on the field. :)

  2. raymagnetic July 9th, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    Love it!

  3. m July 9th, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    What a game. What a day. What a player.

    Congratulations to Jeter.

    That picture of Kotchman tipping his cap is beautiful. I want that one on Sports Illustrated.

    I’m glad we won the game. I know it’s cliche, but I don’t think Jeter would be enjoying the moment as much right now if we had lost.

    Hopefully, the Red Sox will gift Jeter first place.

  4. m July 9th, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    “To me, all of them count.”

    I don’t think Jeter reads LoHud. But one of his handlers definitely does. ;)

  5. Barry July 9th, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    Completely agree about Casey. A good man saluting another good man.

  6. rb from LI July 9th, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    m , the Yankees had to win today! As I recall he commented after he surpassed Gehrig that it was hard to enjoy at the time because they were losing. Days like this, wins almost seem preordained. ;)

  7. Melkmanisinhotlanta July 9th, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    Jeter should have his business manager write a check for $500,000 for that kid that gave him the ball. Let’s start a letter campaign to jetes?

  8. West Coast Yankee Fan July 9th, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Great series of photos!

  9. ericns1 July 9th, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    Awesome!

  10. randy l. July 9th, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    “could you explain what kind of adjustment he’s made on his swing? maybe i don’t really understand what’s possible with swing adjustments, but am i wrong in thinking a slower bat is a slower bat?”

    kd-

    i have no idea what adjustments he’s made. i haven’t read anything at all about jeter saying anything about it. i’m not picking up anything visually what he’s doing differently. gb 7 was wondering too what jeter has done differently to get better results. maybe he’s noticed or heard something.

    i do know that there are a thousand and one things a hitter can do to tweak his swing. he could simply start guessing more. he could decide to pull a pitch before the pitch is thrown( if he has the count in his favor) and look in a good area to do that. if it’s not there , let it go.
    he could shorten up a little that would be hard for the eye to pick up. he could go with a bat an ounce lighter. he could also simply be doing extra work on being a little quicker. hitters sometimes also do eye exercises that help speed up reaction time.

    all i know is jeter will keep trying things until he finds a way . that’s why he’s jeter.

  11. GreenBeret7 July 9th, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Add an RBI double for Laird (8 game hitting streak). He’s 2-3 with a sac fly and 3 RBI, all off old team mate, Eric Hacker. Golson up to .200 with a 2-3 game.

    DJ Mitchell through 4 innings, 3 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 3 strikeouts.

  12. GreenBeret7 July 9th, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Tampa Yanks of the FSL win first game of DH, 3-1. Brett Marshall wins, 5 innings, 2 hits, 1 run, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts, 1 homer allowed

    Final box

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....8;did=milb

  13. GreenBeret7 July 9th, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    Correction:

    Golson up to .300 with a 2-3 game

  14. Bronx Jeers July 9th, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Joelsherman1 Joel Sherman
    Have learned #Yankees recommendation is A-Rod gets knee surgery and he also is leaning that way b4 2d opinion

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    TheTweetOfGod God
    Congratulations to Derek Jeter on his 3,000th hit. While I am at it, congratulations to Willie Nelson on his 300,000th.

  15. Daisheng July 9th, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    “”To me, all of them count.”"

    today is Jeter’s day!!!

    congratulations!!!

  16. upstate kate July 9th, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    What a great day for Jeet and for the Yankees! If you wrote it up that way, no one would have believed it.

    As much as I thought the Rays were petty and mean spirited for not playing the DH, they were very gracious today. Kotchman’s tip of the cap, Johnny D leading his team mates out and a wonderful tweet from David Price.

    And what about that D-rob, giving up the run to tie the game, so Jeet could have the game winning rbi…also made him the winning pitcher :)

  17. CountryClub July 9th, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    I would have watched it anyway, but now I’m realty looking forward to that HBO special.

  18. GreenBeret7 July 9th, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    DJ Mitchell through 6 innings, 3 hits, 0 runs, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts, 1 Hit batter. 85 pitches, 50 strikes. 9-0 Scranton

  19. kd July 9th, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    randy,

    thanks for the answer. i seriously hope you’re right. if he comes back to anywhere near a consistent 300 hitter for the rest of the year, the al east id ours in a runaway.

    a hot jeter at the plate should keep some of the negativity off of this blog. nunez can keep arod and jeter well rested

  20. Tarheel In NYC July 9th, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Oy. Those pictures are making me misty-eyed again – LOL

    Classy move by Casey Kotchman to tip his cap. Did y’all see the Rays standing on top of the dugout stairs applauding? I’m not sure but it looked like Johnny D got that rolling.

    What a beautiful day in the Yankees Universe.

  21. GreenBeret7 July 9th, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Scranton wins 9-0. Mitchell pitches a 4 hit complete game shutout, his 2nd straight. 4 hits, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts, 1 WP, 1 hit batter. Last 2 starts, 14 innings, 5 hits, 0 runs, 4 walks, 12 strikeouts. Both shutouts were in double headers (7 inning games)

  22. GreenBeret7 July 9th, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Mesa is 2-2 with a double, homer, 1 RBI and 2 runs scored

  23. GreenBeret7 July 9th, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Final box score for scranton

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....a_swbaaa_1

  24. CompassRosy July 9th, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Congratulations to The Captain!

    As if being the first Yankee to collect 3000 hits wasn’t enough, he does it with a homer and, for good measure, goes 5-for-5, including the game-winning hit. Pretty darn impressive ~ even to this “non-Yankee” fan :-)

    A couple of tweets that relate my Mariners and Jeter…

    StoneLarry Larry Stone
    Derek Jeter got his first hit off the Mariners’ Tim Belcher at the Kingdome, May 30, 1995. He had two in that game. So did Edgar.

    RealKingFelix Felix Hernandez
    Congrats to Derek jeter 1st Yankee ever with 3000 hits

  25. BoJo July 9th, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    FREE GREG GOLSON!

  26. Bx is Burning July 9th, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Chad – that’s some great work with the AP photos.
    Whoever does the blog post layout(s), kudos.

  27. Tar July 9th, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Thanks Rosy!

    Just think Ackley only has 2882 more to go! :wink:

  28. Joe from Long Island July 9th, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Chad – great photos. They’re being saved into my docs, so I can use them in my Powerpoint presentations.

    randy – some of it may be psychological. Jeter never admits to feeling any pressure, or thinking too much. But, given his 2010 season, rough start of the season, and the pressure of 3,000 on his mind, it had to take a toll I think. Now that 3,000 is out of the way, and he really smashed thru it, I’m hoping that the relative lack of pressure, combined with some more confidence, turns the trick for him – and us.

  29. Jerkface July 9th, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Now that 3,000 is out of the way, and he really smashed thru it, I’m hoping that the relative lack of pressure, combined with some more confidence, turns the trick for him – and us.

    One of the best things that could happen is Jeter hitting .300+ from here on out, but people should not get their expectations up. Jeter faced a lefty, who he hits well even this year, and he has had big games this season followed by more stretches of less than Jeter-esque baseball. The big thing is that he has pulled the ball really well the past week when he got it in the air, so thats a big positive.

  30. ron July 9th, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    I don’t know when the fastes date arod can get the surgery but if i am him,i get it as soon as possible,like monday morning.

    That is a few days bfor the asb + the off time from the asb & we are talking a week already gone,3 weeks to go.

    I knew something was wrong with him,just didn’t know what.

  31. BoJo July 9th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    I knew something was wrong with him,just didn’t know what.
    ___
    I think we all felt the same.

  32. CompassRosy July 9th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Tar July 9th, 2011 at 8:03 pm
    Thanks Rosy!
    Just think Ackley only has 2882 more to go!
    ===========================

    Actually, it’s 2982, but who’s counting ;)

    Speaking of Dustin, a recent tweet from Olney…

    Buster_ESPN
    Randy Choate has done what he was asked to do when the Marlins signed him to a 2-year deal: lefties are 5-for-48, with 20 strikeouts.

    and my reply…

    CompassRosy
    @Buster_ESPN and Dustin Ackley is ONE of the 5 and NONE of the 20 #Mariners #LeftyOnLeftyGood

    :)

  33. randy l. July 9th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    ” some of it may be psychological. Jeter never admits to feeling any pressure, or thinking too much. But, given his 2010 season, rough start of the season, and the pressure of 3,000 on his mind, it had to take a toll I think.”

    joe form long island-

    i think jeter was as surprised as anyone when his body started not performing the way it usually did, and then i agree the pressure mounted. i was noticing jeter looking tired at times and not his usual confident self.

    but you know what, jeter just isn’t going to stay in that negative zone for long. he hasn’t had the career he’s had without being able to adjust to new challenges. it’s not just a matter of physical talent. guys like jeter are winners who search until they find a way. not all great athletes can figure out how to adapt to change. some just do what they do. they may be good for a while, but the end comes fast. a guy like jeter adapts. that’s how he outlasted the garciapparra’s and tejada’s , and others who some thought to be better shortstops.

    i think jeter is ready with this milestone reached to make another push that will surprise a lot of people.

  34. GreenBeret7 July 9th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Staten Island wins 2-1

    final Box score

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....8;did=milb


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