Yankee legend, absolutely. Hall of Fame player, no doubt. But the ballwashing is getting way out of hand.

From SI.COM’s Joe Posnanski:

Derek Jeter, almost the second the fans begin to say his name (before they get the “urr” in DEH-rick JEET-urr) holds out his glove toward the fans. He does this without looking, while staring in at the batter. It feels to me like the perfect Derek Jeter gesture. He’s saluting the fans while never taking his eye off the game. He seems to me to be saying, “I hear you, and I love you, but I’m working right now.”

Come on, really? The guy isn’t dying. He’s about to get 3,000 hits. Let’s enjoy the accomplishment without eulogizing him in every freakin’ article.