For Derek Jeter, final Yankee Stadium opener is beginning of end

Monday April 7th, 2014
Derek Jeter got a win in his final home opener, as the Yankees downed the Orioles, 4-2, on Monday.
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The manager is right. Jeter's 2014 season will be about his 2014 season, but it will also be about recognizing a shortstop who has 3,321 hits (and counting) in a Yankees uniform and who has rings for each finger on his right hand. There are two ways to look at Opening Day at Yankee Stadium, and both ways are true. On the one hand, this was the beginning of the end for Derek Jeter -- only 80 regular season home games left. On the other hand, this was the start of something big.

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