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Sep 23, 2014 8:28 PM

As Derek Jeter fades away, Bucky Dent makes a cameo

Just when Red Sox fans start hoping that the memory of his career (bleeping) moment can be forgotten, Bucky Dent pops out of the shadows. Dent’s cameo in the Derek Jeter Farewell Tour came Monday before 700 New Yorkers, who paid between $150 and $2,000 for quality time spent with the Yankees captain. Actually, they got to listen to Jeter being interviewed by the owner of a high-end memorabilia company, the leader of the hucksters who are heavily cashing in on Jeter’s final games. Dent’s cameo came when Jeter fairly well shrugged off the irony of finishing his career at Fenway Park on Sunday. “No, that ain’t right! Fenway? C’mon,” Dent said with a laugh, as reported by ESPN.com. NO NO-SHOW: There was a rumor floating through the blogospere that Jeter would play his final game at Yankee Stadium on Thursday, then sit out the Red Sox series. As is usually the case with such blathering bloggers, it appears to be untrue. But even if Jeter were inclined to skip the tribute video and gift satchel that he will, no doubt, receive from the Red Sox, it would not be without precedent. After Ted Williams provided John Updike with the material to write one of the greatest sports essays of all time, the Red Sox announced that Williams would skip the final series of the 1960 season – three games at Yankee Stadium. Before the game, Williams received a silver bowl and a plaque. Boston Mayor John Collins handed him a $1,000 check to The Jimmy Fund. Eight innings later, Williams drilled a home run into the Red Sox bullpen in his last at bat. A crowd of 10,455 saw it all.


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