New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has 11 games left in his professional career. After 20 years in major league baseball, he’s been given a first-class sendoff throughout his final season including moving tributes from opposing teams (and crabs). And now he’s teaming up with another New York legend to make you cry.
After Jordan’s moving RE2PECT ad went viral in July, Gatorade is pushing things even further by placing the shortstop in the Bronx neighborhood he’s called home since 1995. During a symbolic walk to work, Jeter greets the River Avenue fans who have been cheering for him all these years while the sounds of Frank Sinatra‘s “My Way” play in the background. (You know, that one song that really gets you.) He finally makes it to ballpark adjacent Stan’s Sports Bar — even though he was never formally invited — and signs a piece of the bar that will no doubt become priceless memorabilia for generations to come. It’s a classy way to go out, and much better than submitting yourself to yet another one of LeBron’s Samsung commercials.
Thanks to Gatorade, Jeter, and Sinatra for helping us get a little release this morning. And kudos to baseball fans who aren’t afraid to admit to crying over something other than their Fantasy league.
We know it’s hard to believe, but celebrities did have childhoods just like us normals. Before conquering the pop culture universe, our favorite stars were in fact toddlers, too, complete with dorky hats, matching outfits, and toothless grins. But can you identify your today’s biggest celebs from just their baby pictures? We’re putting you to the test.
We scoured the web for the cutest — and by default, awkwardest — snapshots of celebrities as tykes. And while some stars don’t look that much different from their childhood photos, some are virtually unrecognizable. However, all share one commonality: So. Much. Cute. Seriously, it’s almost unfair these A-listers went from ah-dorable nuggets to muy caliente adults. No awkward braces/glasses/cargo shorts in sight. *Places retainer back in drawer, cries shamefully.*
If you’re up to the challenge, browse through our gallery and try to guess the star from his or her baby picture. How many did you get right? Let us know in the comments below.