In Derek Jeter's final season in the major leagues, everyone is wanting to catch one last glimpse of the captain in pinstripes, even Super Bowl winning quarterbacks who are likely headed to the Hall of Fame themselves.
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On Sunday during the Yankees 5-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, Jeter had an old friend in attendance as his guest for the game in the Bronx; current Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, along with his brother and current New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, who caught the game in Jeter's personal suite at Yankee Stadium.
Before the game on Sunday, Manning talked about how he was in town to do David Letterman's show, but while he was in town, wanted to catch Jeter play one last time before the NFL season kicked off.
"This is the only time I'm going to get to New York before the (NFL) season starts and they're not coming to the (Colorado) Rockies this year. I wanted to get a good picture for my scrapbook. I really appreciate Derek's friendship. It's been a unique friendship. I'm doing (David) Letterman (Monday) night so I'm also going to play my respects to him. It's sad to see some of these guys retiring. I'm not far behind," he added.
"He (Jeter) and I talked about that," Manning said. "I feel a lot better than I thought I would coming off that (neck) surgery a couple of years ago. When you miss a year to injury, when you get back out there, you feel rejuvenated. As long as I can still produce and help a team. I just don't want to be out there just hanging on. I hope I know when the right time is. I know it was hard for Derek. I know it'll be hard for me. But I can tell he's at peace with it and he's enjoying the season."