UPDATE: Thursday, July 31 at 8:30 a.m. ET
Derek Jeter reacted to the special ceremony for him before Wednesday night's game versus the Texas Rangers in which he was surprised to see former president Bush as one of the special guests, per Bryan Hoch of MLB.com:
"That’s a gift within itself. Not too many people can say they’ve had the president come out and honor them in a ceremony." – Derek Jeter
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) July 31, 2014
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Former Rangers Michael Young and Ivan Rodriguez gave Jeter a pair of custom cowboy boots for No. 2 to enjoy after his playing days are over. Among the guests was a surprise visit from former president George W. Bush:
Interestingly enough, Pudge and the Rangers are honoring Jeter on the anniversary of Rodriguez being traded to the Yankees back in 2008.
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