Derek Jeter! It’s about time he was honored for his off the field work. Jeter is the best ambassador to Major League Baseball, and was my role model as a young baseball player.
Here’s some info on his Turn 2 Foundation:
Jeter established his Turn 2 Foundation in 1996, and since then it has awarded more than $10 million in grants for programs that motivate kids to turn away from drugs and alcohol.
Recently, Jeter's foundation donated $500,000 to launch the "Derek Jeter Academy at Phoenix House" in Tampa, an outpatient counseling center.
What a guy. A few of my buddies were talking about how he is overrated in clutch situations the other day, and I was a little disgruntled.
Sometimes, performing well in the clutch is being able to continue a current pace. In other words, Jeter hit .334 in 2009, so if he can hit .334 in clutch situations, that’s pretty damn good and makes him a clutch player, right?
If you don’t think so, then I can only think of one player in the last decade who is really a clutch player. Unfortunately, I’d have to say that man is David Ortiz. Thoughts?