Derek Jeter's All-Star Sendoff
Thursday, July 17, 2014
The second half of the baseball season opens tomorrow. But most of the buzz around the sport right now doesn’t have anything to do with who might end up winning divisions and wild card playoff spot. It has to do with what happened in Tuesday’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game, which was Derek Jeter’s last All-Star game.
Jeter went out with a rousing sendoff — an ovation when he was introduced, another when he was taken out of the game and he got a juicy pitch to hit from National League pitcher Adam Wainwright to start the game. So was this farewell to the New York Yankees captain a little over the top? Here & Now’s sports analyst Mike Pesca says it was.
- Mike Pesca, Here & Now sports analyst and host of Slate’s daily podcast The Gist. He tweets @pescami.