The Dominican shortstop Willy Adames lived one of the most emotional moments of his life and career in the Major Leagues, meeting his childhood idol, Derek Jeter.in the preview of Saturday’s game in which the New York Yankees fell 8-2 to the Milwaukee Brewers.
The gesture of emotion, the reaction of disbelief and the shine in his eyes after talking for a few seconds with the legendary former Yankees player, He revealed in Adames the illusion of a child who has fulfilled a dream, meeting and being recognized by one of the people who surely inspired him. to become a professional player and reach the MLB.
During the ‘Veterans Day’ of the Bronx Bombers, heroes of ’98 were honored, among whom were former manager Joe Torres, along with former players Panamanian Mariano Rivera, Puerto Rican Jorge Posada and Andy Pettitte, as well as Jeter himself, The young Adames did not want to waste what may be a unique opportunity to meet his idol.
Despite not being in uniform yet for the start of the game, the Dominican shortstop ran from the dogout to the home plate where he met Jeter, who received him with the kindness that characterizes him and after chatting for a few seconds, Brewers player He returned the way he came but with a gesture of emotion that was recorded by the cameras and that was surely the most emotional moment of this weekend in New York.
Tribute to the heroes of the Yankees
The former New York Yankees captain attended his first Veterans Day at Yankee Stadium on Saturday as New York celebrated the 25th anniversary of the 1998 team that won 125 games.
“I’m working on changing the Old-Timers name to something else,” Jeter said. “When you’re playing, when you’re on the bench and you’re watching the game, and you never imagine being featured in the Old-Timers,’ because you never think you’re going to get old because we’re not old, right? We are not old. Older. But man, it’s a special feeling. The fans, what makes this organization great is the respect they have for history,” he continued.
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