Before Derek Jeter's emotional last game at Yankee Stadium, CBS Sports radio host Damon Amendolara brought his Yankees-fan producer, Shaun Morash, on the air to talk about Jeter's impending retirement. The tears came pretty quickly.
Honestly, this is kind of sweet. Like a lot of people, Morash grew up with Derek Jeter, and taking a look back at Jeter's career is also an opportunity to take a look back at all the things that have happened in his own life.
And at least Morash was self-aware about the whole thing: "I have two pieces of my head going, one wants to laugh at my idiot self, the other just can't help it." Like Barry said this morning, it's the athletes that push people toward the earnest that evoke the purest form of fandom.