I’m sure if both the Yankees and the Red Sox get good again, I’ll hate them again. That’s what Yankee fans do. But they put on the classiest farewell for Derek Jeter imaginable.
Former Red Sox players Jim Rice, Luis Tiant, Tim Wakefield, Rico Petrocelli,Jason Varitek and Fred Lynn were also involved in the ceremony, followed by appearances from Bruins legend Bobby Orr, former Patriots captain Troy Brown and former Celtics captain Paul Pierce.
Red Sox third-base coach Brian Butterfield, who helped mold Jeter’s defense in a crucial boot camp in the mid-1990s, presented Jeter with a pair of commemorative L.L. Bean Yankees boots.
The entire 2014 Red Sox team, led by David Ortiz, walked onto the field to exchange greetings with Jeter, with Joe Kelly stopping to take a cell phone “selfie.”
It kept going after that. Honestly, they’re making it hard to hate Boston…