It’s always great to hear from Derek Jeter once in a while, especially because he’s my favorite baseball player of all-time. We could use him in the lineup right now considering the Yankees are about to be 6 GB of the Red Sox in the A.L East.
I couldn’t help but throw that video in to this blog before I get to why I’m writing it. It gives me chills every time.
So back to the point… former Yankees starting pitcher, Phil Hughes was on Barstool Sports’ Pardon My Take today, where he had a very interesting thing to say about Derek Jeter…
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) July 25, 2018
This is actually one of the best things I’ve ever heard. Derek Jeter was such a competitor that he would pay his lost bets in pennies. He would actually take the time to send someone to the bank to get thousands of pennies rather than just take some bills out of his wallet and hand them to someone.
This is just one of those reasons why you have to love Jeter. Derek Jeter was an extremely good baseball player, amazing with the media, a philanthropist, and a true competitor on AND OFF the field.
I had Derek Jeter shirts, a Derek Jeter clock, and a ton of Derek Jeter newspaper covers on my wall. I still have a Derek Jeter garbage can, and I used to imitate Derek Jeter’s batting stance while I would play baseball or wiffleball. I even remember writing a paper in fifth grade about how Derek Jeter is my role model.
Derek Jeter influenced me so many times in my life that it’s only right that he influences me one more time. As re2pect to Derek Jeter, I will officially be paying off my next bet in pennies. I would like to say sorry to whoever is the next person I lose a bet to, and I would also like to say thank you to Derek Jeter for making this completely okay.