This will be brief…
Here’s where I was when Derek Jeter got his 2,999th career hit:
Two innings later, all the seats in left field were full, so this was my view for his 3,000th career hit:
Anyone want to guess where his 3,000th hit landed?
In the following screen shot, the circle is surrounding the ball, and the arrow is pointing to the spot where I had been standing:
The ball barely reached the front row of the bleachers. I probably would’ve been able to reach/climb/jump that high — I’ve done it before during batting practice — and in case you’re wondering, there’s a little bit of room between the last row of the seats and the State Farm sign, so I would’ve been able to cut across for it. If I had been able to remain in that corner seat in the back row, there’s a 50-50 chance that I would’ve caught the ball. I’m feeling stunned and shocked and downright devastated right now, and I really don’t want to talk about it. Go ahead and leave comments if you want, but I don’t plan on answering them.
Finally, for the record, I snagged three baseballs at this game — toss-ups from Freddy Garcia, Boone Logan, and Rays bullpen catcher Scott Cursi. As soon as Jeter’s 3,000th hit left the yard, I left the stadium and went home.