The Houston Astros honored Derek Jeter Wednesday before their game at Minute Maid Park. Houston gave the retiring future Hall of Famer a Stetson cowboy hat and a pair of cowboy boots. The boots weren’t just ordinary boots; they were pinstriped like the Yankee uniform. Jeter’s number two was emblazoned on one and the Yankees logo on the other.
Also in attendance during the pregame ceremony were representatives from the PGA Tour and the Shell Houston Open. Jeter was given a set of Titleist golf clubs and personal golf lessons. Golf is something he will have plenty of time to do after this season.
Andy Pettitte, Roger Clemens, and Mike Stanton all joined Jeter on the field before the game. They helped honor the Yankee great along with some Astros personnel and PGA members.
There are bound to be more gifts and much more glorious gifts than boots and a hat, but Houston is seeing Jeter play for the last time barring any playoff matchup between the two teams. Next up on the Derek Jeter Farewell Tour is Toronto and the Blue Jays. Toronto will probably honor Jeter in the second game of the series as the first is the home opener for the Blue Jays.