Derek Jeter vs. Yankees [By Ivan]
Derek Jeter played against the New York Yankees earlier this week in Tampa, Fla.
Yeah! Jeter, the Yanks starting shortstop … yeah! Their great hitter … yeah! The captain of the Yankees. But this afternoon the captain of the Bronx Bombers, without his pinstripes, went up against the team he customarily leads.
Team USA of the World Baseball Classic Tournament has been preparing for the World Tournament, which begins later this week. Team USA, consisting of Derek Jeter, Jake Peavy, Dustin Pedroia, Kevin Youkilis and many more practiced their throws and swings in an exhibition game against the New York Yankees.
In this exhibition game, Jeter successfully beat the Yankees, going 2 for 4. Jeter and the rest of Team USA won the game 6-5. He batted second in the lineup after Pedroia and had two RBI and scored once.
The World Baseball Classic is a baseball tournament consisting of teams from 16 different countries, from different parts of the world. Tournament play will begin tomorrow, March 5. The championship finals will be played Saturday March 21, through Monday, March 23.