New York Post – Derek Jeter has tried to downplay his pursuit of 3,000 hits, but the Yankees shortstop has agreed to let HBO and Major League Baseball document the historic moment. HBO will air a one-hour special titled “Derek Jeter 3K” just weeks after he reaches his 3,000th hit. ”It has been a lot of fun working with HBO Sports and MLB Productions to capture this milestone in a special and unique way,” Jeter said in a statement. “Hopefully fans will enjoy getting to see a sneak peek at the journey.” Jeter let the MLB cameras into his home and allowed them to follow him throughout his rehabilitation from a calf injury. The special will include interviews with co-owner Hal Steinbrenner, GM Brian Cashman, manager Joe Girardi, former skipper Joe Torre, teammates Curtis Granderson and Mariano Rivera, and fiancee Minka Kelly. “The 3,000 hit plateau is one of the most recognizable feats in our great game,” Yankees president Randy Levine said. “To have the days surrounding Derek’s remarkable achievement chronicled by Major League Baseball Productions and HBO ensures that this historic milestone will be captured with the type of style and professionalism he has become so synonymous with.”
Yes, finally. Someone is giving Derek Jeter the attention, recognition and respect he deserves here. Everybody’s talking about Arod and Casey Anthony, meanwhile Jeter’s approaching 3,000 hits practically under the cover of darkness. Barstool NYC salute to HBO Sports here. They know as well as anybody – someone getting to 3,000 hits is one thing, a Yankee is another. And when that Yankee happens to be Derek Jeter, well that’s something the entire country wants to be a part of each and every step of the way.