Derek Jeter declines to have Bob Sheppard’s voice introduce him at Fenway Park
With Derek Jeter wrapping up his career at Fenway Park, the Red Sox thought it would be fitting if they used Bob Sheppard’s familiar introduction for his at-bats this weekend. David Lennon of New York Newsday reports that they even got permission from Sheppard’s family if Jeter was up for it. But it won’t happen:
Sox were going to use tape of NYY PA announcer Bob Sheppard introducing Jeter at-bats Sunday but Jeter said voice belongs at Yankee Stadium— Sean McAdam (@Sean_McAdam) September 27, 2014
Like shortstop, Jeter wants to leave Sheppard’s introduction behind at Yankee Stadium. And it’s hard to take issue with that.