Play ball! Enjoy Mother’s Day with a classic MLB game between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees on May 14th at 7:30pm EST. Watch the boys from the Bronx defend their home live from Yankee Stadium online here!
DER-EK JEE-TER! The name will be chanted loud and proud by the Bronx crowd as the New York Yankees retire old number two prior to their Mother’s Day game against the Houston Astros. Derek Jeter, 42, will be in the house for the number retiring ceremony scheduled to begin at 6:15pm EST prior to the first pitch at 7:38pm. On the mound for the Yankees will be 5-1 right hander Masahiro Tanaka who will be dueling with Houston’s 4-2 rightie Charlie Morton. The Astros have a sizable lead in the American League West with the Seattle Mariners about a half dozen games behind while the Yankees are going back and forth with the Baltimore Orioles who are also vying for the top spot in the AL East.
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While the game will certainly be a spectacular pitching battle between two masters on the mound, the day will no doubt belong to Derek Jeter who retired at the conclusion of the 2014 season after spending his entire 20 year career as a professional baseball player as the shortstop for the New York Yankees. The kid from New Jersey wore the number two on his jersey, hit over .300 for his entire career, brought home 5 World Series titles to New York, was a 14-time All-Star and hit 260 home runs. The guy is a legend, a New York icon, a future Hall of Famer and one of the greatest to ever step on the field. Thanks for the memories Derek!
HollywoodLifers, who will you be rooting for in this awesome baseball game? Will the Yankees send Derek off in proper style with a win or will the Astros spoil the party? Let us know who you think will win this great game!