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Opening Day in Da Bronx

Yesterday, the Yanks took the ninth consecutive Opening Day in Da Bronx. And they did it with "Captain Clout."

Go Yanks!

Comments welcome.

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Jeter sucks.

Congrats on your Yanks!

You could have great baseball discussions with my uncles ( :

Hey, Tom, the Blue Jays kicked Yankee butt last night (10-5). But Jeter went 2 for 3, with a double and a triple. Sorry 'bout that, Josh. :)

Chris,

Here's a where are they now file I'm sure Baltimore Oriole fans will appreciate.

UNION-TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICES

April 22, 2006

Remember Jeff Maier?

In the 1996 ALCS, Maier, then a 12-year-old Yankees fan, tried to catch Derek Jeter's home run. He reached over the right-field wall and deflected the ball before the Orioles' Tony Tarasco gloved it, and it wound up as a tying home run for Jeter. The Yanks won the game and began their run of four World Series titles in five years.

These days, Jeffrey Maier, 22, is a senior and a baseball star at Wesleyan College in Middletown, Conn.

Maier doesn't hit many homers himself – career total: 7. But he broke the school record for hits (168) and has a .373 career average. His main position is center field.

“Good for him,” Jeter told The Associated Press. “Now he has the chance to be remembered for something other than just catching a home run.”

Maier says he sometimes gets trash-talked by opposing players and fans who figure out who he is, but he doesn't mind. In fact, he appeared in a student movie spoofing his notoriety – “I Hate Jeffrey Maier” – about himself and an O's fan.

Thanks for the memories, Mick. :)