Why Derek Jeter didn't give a curtain call at Wrigley Field

Why Derek Jeter didn't give a curtain call at Wrigley Field
May 22, 2014, 11:00 pm
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Tony Andracki

The Derek Jeter Show took center stage this week at Wrigley Field.

Sure, there were a ton of other storylines - Alfonso Soriano's trip back to the North Side, Joe Girardi returning home, Jeff Samardzija's historic bad luck reaching epic proportions, the Cubs beating Masahiro Tanaka - but Jeter's final series at "The Friendly Confines" was a major talking point.

The 70,000+ people that attended the two-game, mid-week series cheered and chanted Jeter's name at every turn. After what they thought was his final at-bat in the eighth inning Wednesday, the crowd gave him a standing ovation and requested a curtain call.

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Jeter did not oblige, instead staying put in the dugout.

Why?

"No, you can't," Jeter told NJ.com after the game. "The first time, we're losing, 2-0, in the eighth inning. And then it was tied. So as much as I'd like to, you can't do that."

So there you have it - Derek Jeter, professional to the end.