THREE FOR BART: DJ, Pedro, Stroke

Three For BART is a daily (or really close to that) drop of three thought provoking articles for your commute or day. Submissions for inclusion taken at:

  1. I Still Want to Hate Derek Jeter but I Never Will – I wrote this three years ago and it still holds true. The DJ love doesn’t mean anything about Jeter or where he lives in the history of baseball. It’s where he lives in our histories. Baseball has changed. It’s different. The next article cites the dramatic changes the game has gone through in the last 15 years. And Derek Jeter was in the middle of all that change. Jeter isn’t just retiring from baseball. He’s forcing us to recognize that we’re going to have to recognize change. Sometimes change sucks.
  2. Dear Clayton; Love, Pedro – And this is why Grantland is fantastic. For the record, I think Kershaw is great. But as we’re recognizing bastions of the past – the retirement of Derek Jeter – then let’s recall Pedro’s relief appearance against that vaunted Cleveland lineup in 1999. He was relieving because he’d previously been injured and his team was on the ropes and then they weren’t because Pedro threw six hitless innings. Pure pitching guts. My favorite.
  3. I Had a Stroke at 33 – Completely unrelated to the aforementioned articles but this is both a haunting and uplifting first hand account of being unable to account things first hand.

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