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Two Gentlemen from New York

July 30, 2013

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Sunday at Yankee Stadium, Hideki Matsui was honored by being allowed to retire as a Yankee.  A few minutes later, Derek Jeter returned to the lineup by hitting a home run with the first pitch thrown to him.

 

It was a story book moment that could have not been scripted better.  What made it special were these two men – they are true gentlemen who go about doing their jobs modestly making everything they do a credit to the game, their team mates, fans and themselves.

 

A postscript was Mariano Rivera getting three quick outs in the top of the ninth and Alfonso Soriano driving in the walk-off winning run.

 

First-class people in a first-class organization… and I was privileged to be there.

 

A lesson, here, is that it is not enough to be great at what you do; you also have to be a great person with a good and strong character.


3 Comments leave one →
  1. Robert Nagler permalink
    July 30, 2013 10:18 am

    HI ED IT WAS A GREAT GAME AND ENDED WITH A YANKEE WIN

  2. July 30, 2013 11:39 am

    ED

    “Gentlemen” a perfect word choice. Truely professional. We need more role models like these gentlemen!

  3. Meghana Bagdai permalink
    July 30, 2013 3:13 pm

    Perfect lesson! Couldn’t have been said in a better way!

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