What kind of message is that?
According to the Daily Gazette (yes, they still call newspapers things like that) of Schenectady (at least in Schenectady, they do) the biggest name at Sunday's Siena showdown was the Yankee cap'n, who received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree, which is sort of like having your number retired, except that nobody cares.
Jeet couldn't attend the shindig because he was busy grounding into a doubleplay with the bases loaded, performing the humanitarian act of allowing Kevin Millwood to last one more month in the majors.
His sister, Sharlee Jeter accepted the degree for him and "offered a challenge to the new graduates:"
"Work hard to fulfill your dreams and most importantly I challenge you to give back to your communities and to always act as role models because someone will always be watching you out there in the world."
Badaboom. Next came a video on Jeter's career and humanitarian work, followed by a videotaped message from the cap'n.
"I'm proud to be recognized as a son of Siena, which is such an amazing institution that promotes the values that are most important to me.
There you have it. By mid-afternoon, the game was over. Next year, maybe they'll give a bachelors to Mark Teixeira. He might need it in his next career.