One More Day of Summer

In the movie “For the Love of the Game,” Kevin Costner plays Billy Chapel, a 40-year old Tigers pitcher who is working on a perfect game in the last game of his career, at Yankee Stadium. The great Vin Scully plays himself and watching Jeter the other night reminded me of these great lines from the movie:

Vin Scully: “And you know Steve you get the feeling that Billy Chapel isn’t pitching against left handers, he isn’t pitching against pinch hitters, he isn’t pitching against the Yankees. He’s pitching against time. He’s pitching against the future, against age, and even when you think about his career, against ending. And tonight I think he might be able to use that aching old arm one more time to push the sun back up in the sky and give us one more day of summer.”

Well, this week, Jeter gave us one more day of summer….With all due Re2pect.

-By Tom Campisi

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