In the Midwest, it’s not customary for fans and Kansas City Royals players to pull for anyone on the New York Yankees. Except for the last two years in the All-Star game.
Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon is injured with sprained wrist and couldn’t play in this year’s All-Star game, but one of the reasons he still made the trip to Minneapolis, Minn., was to be part of the American League team that would bid its farewell to New York Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter.
“You know I always like being out there playing, but it was definitely a fun experience," said Gordon. “Something to just watch and take in. That’s what I did. I just enjoyed it as a fan almost.”
Jeter was 2-for-2 in his 14th and final All-Star game since he announced before this season that he’s retiring. Now it’s on to Boston where Gordon expects to be playing again when the Royals open the second half against the Red Sox.