Jeter's lasting T.O. memory will be a painful one

Derek Jeter, starting his final series in Toronto before retiring at the end of this season, has...

Derek Jeter, starting his final series in Toronto before retiring at the end of this season, has the ball go off the end of his glove on this single up the middle by Blue Jays' Dioner Navarro on Friday night at the Rogers Centre. (Tom Szczerbowski, AFP)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:54 PM ET

The Derek Jeter Farewell Tour chugged into the Rogers Centre on Friday night with more stops along the way before the New York Yankees’ regular season comes to an end at the home of their most bitter rival — the Boston Red Sox.

The Blue Jays?

They’ve never been a rival of the Bronx Bombers, not in any real sense, since Jeter broke into the big leagues in 1995.

Jeter’s final game in this city will be Sunday when more festivities will occur — the day he is presented with a farewell gift.

On Friday, a couple of hours before the game, Jeter sat in the dugout and answered questions he no doubt has been asked 100 times before.

Jeter is used to all of that, of course, by being who he is and playing for the Yankees in the Big Apple. It comes with the territory.


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