It’s not much of a stretch to predict that the highlight of tonight’s All-Star game at Target Field is going to be the first batter in the bottom of the first inning. Derek Jeter will get the extended standing ovation and, with any luck at all, the Minnesota fans will seize the moment and do the Jeter chant.
This will, of course, require us to cast off the collective Minnesotaness.
This star-studded ad, honoring Jeter, has been online for a day and has already gotten over 2 million views, but the Nike tribute to Jeter gets its biggest audience tonight when it runs during the game.
Here’s the list of stars in the spot, as near as we can figure. Help fill in the blanks.
Rob Thomson (third base coach)
Eric Koston (skateboarder)
Phil Jackson and Jeannie Buss
Mets (with faces blurred as they should be)
Derek Jeter’s son (I think)