Normally I don’t bring up that I’m a Yankees fan. It doesn’t go over well. But it’s that exciting time of year, when my team has won the division and is looking good heading into October.
It is the Yankee’s competitiveness that makes them so fun to watch. And captain Derek Jeter is a great example. He does it all. He has won 5 Gold Gloves and five World Series, and he recently became a member of the 3,000 hits club. He takes winning (and the Yankees) to a new level.
You can see Derek Jeter’s competitiveness in many aspects of his game. For example, with each pitch where he doesn’t swing, he exaggerates getting out of the way of the ball by throwing out his backside. It looks kinda funny, but he does this to influence the ump’s call and get more calls in his favor.
When he is next up to bat, he stands back against the wall, inching closer and closer behind the umpire and batter. Why? He’s trying to get a sneak peak at the pitcher’s stuff to be better prepared when he gets up.