Thursday, September 25, 2014

Sox Jeter Tribute To Be Low-Key, Respectful

(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Today we know a little more about the Derek Jeter tribute on Sunday at Fenway Park. Red Sox President and CEO Larry Luchhino has partly lifted the Dome Of Silence enough to offer these tid-bits, "I would describe it as low-key. It's more respect and admiration for him as a ballplayer. I don't think you'll see too many talking heads. But there will be plenty of gestures of respect for him. In terms of tangible gifts for him, we're not giving him a red convertible or something like that. What he cares most about these days is his Turn 2 Foundation. And we intend to make a sizable contribution to that, and to give a little piece of Fenway Park to take with him. And to have some musical gestures of admiration and respect for him." We're not exactly sure what a "musical gesture" is, but it sounds as if Dr. Charles "The Mad Dentist" Steinberg may have been 'reined in' a little after his embarrassing treatment of Mariano Rivera last year. It will definitely be appointment viewing on Sunday—'cause, well, the Pats are on Monday Night Football.