Something happened today that I knew was coming - my hero, Derek Jeter, announced that at the conclusion of this season he would be hanging up his spikes and retiring. Now, I realize that some of you may hate "The Captain" or the Yankees in general, others may not even know who he is but bear with me...
When I was a kid I played shortstop on a fall league team and wore #2, not because I chose it but because #2 was the second smallest jersey on the team. One of my teammates took to calling me "Jeter" because, as I quickly learned, the actual Derek Jeter also played shortstop and wore #2 (though probably not because it was a small jersey). The more I learned about his performance and attitude on the field the more I wanted to be like him.
Fast-forward to yesterday morning when a couple of my friends informed me of the news. Jeter has turned in a phenomenal twenty-year career, was not tarnished during the steroid scandal and will almost surely be elected to the Hall of Fame on his first ballot. I have idolized him since I was a kid and I began to wonder what I will accomplish in the next two decades. What will my legacy be?
See, this blog isn't about Derek Jeter or anyone who is regarded as being at the very top of their field for that matter. This blog is about you and the legacy you are building every day. My childhood dream of playing pro ball didn't come true but there are other ways that I can make a positive impact on the lives of those around me - it's why I like coaching. At the very least I can give some insight and advice to help people achieve better health and live a more active, fulfilling life. All of us are something to someone, what will your legacy be?
No bandwagon here... I've been a fan since before I could read!
3 rounds for time:
8 power snatches (135/95)
8 toes to bar
Posted by Commish.