Cool moment in the eighth inning in the USA-Venezuela game: fans in the outfield seats gave the traditional "roll call" salute to Derek Jeter (Der-rek Je-ter!), borrowed across the international border from the old Yankee Stadium tradition. Jeter responded on cue, giving a wave of acknowledgement with his glove handReally fun stuff that Jeter gets the roll call treatment, even up north. A little part of me is offended that fans in Canada would "borrow" from the Bleacher Creatures, but it's also a testament to the respect Jeter gets everywhere. I doubt all those fans out there were Yankees fans, either. Gotta love when other fans show the Yanks some respect, it's a rare occurrence.
It makes me wonder: Is there is any other Yankee who would be greeted with the roll call when enterring a game in Toronto? I can assure you one thing: A-Rod wouldn't.
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