On the night of Sept. 9, the Yankees come to Anaheim to play the Angels. Except for possible playoff games, it will be their final series of the season in Southern California. Two days later will be the 10th anniversary of 9/11, and the Angels will certainly pay proper homage to that, with the Yankees still in town.
But in some form, the details of which are still being worked out, that series-opening game will present an opportunity to showcase Jeter.
"We are still finalizing some things," says Tim Mead, Angels vice president of communications. "It is fair to say we want to honor the man, the player and the person in some form."
Fans lucky enough to have tickets will want to arrive early. Legends don't pass through often, especially this soon after legendary moments.
It will be a night when it is still OK to hate the Yankees.
It will not be OK to hate Derek Jeter.
Well, ummm, okay....