Via the Associated Press:
HBO will broadcast a documentary about Derek Jeter‘s pursuit of career hit No. 3,000.
Major League Baseball Productions is following the Yankees captain for a one-hour special called “Derek Jeter 3K.” The network said today that Jeter agreed to let camera crews follow him at home and while he was rehabilitating a recent calf injury.
The documentary will include new interviews with family, friends and teammates. Also interviewed will be Jeter’s girlfriend, Minka Kelly, and Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner. The program will air a few weeks after Jeter reaches the milestone.
The shortstop was at 2,994 hits after returning from the disabled list Monday and going hitless against Cleveland.
This doesn’t seem natural coming from Jeter, a guy who will often bore us to death with comments about how his individual achievments mean very little compared to the team winning or losing. I’m glad he’s agreed to do this however because it is a very big accomplishment and I’d rather get the behind the scenes look at it rather than the same boring cliches out of his mouth. HBO also generally does a very good job handling these types of documentaries.
Not sure when it comes out, but I’m looking forward to it. Any chance Jeter curses as much as Rex Ryan?