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Derek Jeter Epitome of Leadership

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He is the Captain Now

By John Ventola

Pardon me for interweaving my love of baseball with a tremendous Tom Hanks movie from last year. It happened during my REM sleep last night and while I would not describe it as a nightmare, it did startle me enough to awaken me from a Derek Jeter baseball induced sleep stage. My brief glimpse and resultant memory shows Jeter sitting in the Yankee dugout in late September with a little known Cuban shortstop poking a baseball bat into Jeter’s rib cage, mumbling in broken English, “Look at me, look at me. I am the Captain now”. Continue reading