The story will be about New York Yankee captain Derek Jeter becoming the first player in Yankee team history to eclipse the 3,000 hit plateau, but what about his girlfriend Minka Kelly?
As the cameras panned to Derek Jeter’s family attending the game between the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees, it was no surprise that actress Minka Kelly was right in the middle of the shot. The Friday Night Lights star, who is usually talked about for her hair, her fashion or her acting, was attending the game to watch her boyfriend reach the historic hit plateau.
With Minka at the game, showing off her newly styled curls, people might start to believe that she is Derek’s good luck charm. Jeter went 5-5, as Ms. Kelly cheered from the stands and the Yankees won the game! Needing only two hits to reach the milestone, Minka brought him five.
Though she didn’t Tweet about the occasion, ESPN’s Kevin Negandhi was quick to suggest what Jeter should trade with the fan in the left field who caught the home run ball that was Derek’s 3,000th hit. Negandi said on Twitter:
So far a date w Minka Kelly is your clubhouse leader for the Jeter request for the baseball.
Now that would be a request. It is doubtful that Jeter or Minka Kelly would go for it, but if the Yankee fan who caught the ball doesn’t at least ask, he is probably nuts.