First Pitch: Jeet Cheat Sheet
April, 7, 2014
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com
Jim McIsaac/Getty ImagesIt will be a day full of Derek Jeter, who will play in his final home opener on Monday.NEW YORK -- Monday is expected to be a day filled with non-stop adulation for Derek Jeter. On this his last home opener in the Bronx as an active major leaguer, the New York Yankees have scheduled events around honoring Jeter and the Core Four. Here is your pregame schedule:
9:45 a.m: Joe Giardi news conference
10:00 a.m: Jeter news conference
11:00 a.m: Gates open to ticket holders
12:44 p.m: Baseline introductions of both teams
12:54 p.m: Unfurling of giant American flag by West Point cadets
12:55 p.m: Presentation of Colors: West Point Cadet Color Guard
12:56 p.m: National anthem by Kelli O’Hara
1:03 p.m: Umpires and managers meet at home plate for lineups
1:06 p.m: Yankees take the field; ceremonial first pitches thrown by Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera, which will be received by Jeter and Jorge Posada
1:08 p.m: First pitch by Hiroki Kuroda
Got you covered: Wallace Matthews, Johnette Howard and I will have you covered right here all day. On TV, I'll be joining Josina Anderson on "SportsCenter" a little after 9 p.m. and throughout the day. On radio, "Mike & Mike" and Colin Cowherd's show are live from New York. And Michael Kay and Don La Greca will have all the postgame coverage.
Question: What is your favorite Jeter moment on Opening Day?