"I thought I made a good pitch and that it should have been a routine out. You never want to be on the mound for a 3,000th hit," said Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia, who overcame the hit to put up a scoreless inning. "But I don't mind being part of this. I really hope Derek gets his due recognition for this remarkable record. He deserves it."
During the early stages of Jeter's career, most couldn't have conceived of his range one day allowing 3,000 hits. But the Yankee captain's pursuit of the mark has really taken off in the past few years, as he has racked up several 300-hit seasons in his mid-to-late 30s.
In his usual way, Jeter deflected talk of the individual record.
"It's not something I want to talk about," he said. "I mean, at all. The attention is embarrassing. Really embarrassing. I'm just glad we got the win. Please, can we never speak of this again?"
That jersey doesn't even have intangibles.
Nice bruise tattoo.
He is, however, a base-napping threat.
Let's just hope she's blind.
"Nobody wants to have surgery," said Chamberlain, while struggling to pour a garlic butter container on a slice of pizza with his left hand. "But if you have to have one, Papa John's surgery is the one you want to get. I hope to be back and eating more than ever very soon."
A MRI this week showed that Chamberlain has a tear in a ligament in his right elbow. Team doctors believe it's due to a strain on the joint from the weight and quantity of food he shoves into his mouth with his right hand.
"I've seen a lot of MRIs in my day, and his was not typical," said Yankees team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad. "The tear was not the kind that comes from throwing a baseball. Actually, the only similar MRI was one I saw when I was thinking of becoming a veterinarian. An overweight elephant had a tear like Joba's in its trunk."
The Yankees initially considered trying an arthroscopic procedure, but felt that could only make the problem worse.
"Due to Joba's diet, his joints are cushioned by a thick, cheesy, garlic butter substance," said Dr. Ahmad. "It's not a healthy diet, but it's actually not a bad joint lubricator. And we don't want that to drain out."
Picture Lonely Yankees Fan
It's hard for fans of a $200 million team.
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Pure legal drugs.
Brainwashing children is so adorable!