My love of baseball began as a child, when the Cincinnati Reds offered free baseball tickets in exchange for good grades. I think sports can be viewed as art, and Derek Jeter is an artist in my book. Jeter just hit his 3000th hit this week, via a home run in Yankee stadium. He said he felt tremendous pressure to hit that hit in Yankee stadium, and I am happy that he achieved his dreams, because we are all about dreams coming true at The Delicate Pen.
There are many videos out there of the hit and they are worth the watch. It was interesting to me, that each time he went to bat for that 3000th hit, special commemorative balls were used in case it really was the hit. This video of still shots is a favorite of mine, however, because it showcases that glorious “I did it!” feeling. As artists, (including athletes), we mostly craft, critique, strive, and endeavor, and mull and scratch. So when an “I did it!” moment comes along, after years of working very hard and focused toward a goal, it really does feel like a home run, this time, literally. Congratulations, Derek from me to you!