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Saturday, October 1, 2016

CSN Bay Area censors Derek Jeter’s ‘flip’ play during pregame tribute

Back in 2001, Derek Jeter made one of the more memorable plays of his Hall of Fame career during the American League Division Series against the Oakland A’s.

In the bottom of the seventh inning, Terrence Long hit a ball down the right field line that was fielded by Shane Spencer. Spencer missed the cutoff man, but there was Jeter in the right place at the right time to gather the ball and flip it to Jorge Posada, who tagged Jeremy Giambi, the would be tying run.

The Yankees went on to win game three, the ALDS, and ALCS before eventually falling to the Florida Marlins in the World Series.

That play has become synonymous with Jeter, although many in the Oakland area would be just fine if they never saw it again.

This weekend, the Yankees are making their final regular season trip to O.co Coliseum, the site of Derek Jeter’s now famous flip. Prior to Friday’s game, CSN Bay Area aired a tribute containing the play, with a few additions.

That pretty much sums up how it should be shown in that part of the country. Well done, CSN.

H/T Eye On Baseball


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