You get the strange feeling that someone doing the banner graphics at CNN today isnâ€™t exactly a baseball fan.
Case in point, the image above. Itâ€™s certainly newsworthy that Derek Jeter became just the 28th player in MLB history to reach 3,000 hits. Itâ€™s also newsworthy that Jeter did so with a home run, something not done since Wade Boggs hit his 3,000 with a dinger on August 7, 1999 (for those that donâ€™t remember, Boggs, upon reaching home plate, kissed it). But, for CNN to put the two together by saying Jeter had hit his 3,000 home run? Well, thatâ€™s one way to make Barry Bondsâ€™ 762 look small.
Big hat tip to "Bexy" on Twitter
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