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Jeter brings fans back with 3,000th hit

The Captain's massive milestone gave everyone a taste of the Fountain of Youth

Updated: July 11, 2011, 9:07 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- The ball was in the air, disappearing into the kind of white clouds Norman Rockwell loved to paint, and Derek Jeter watched it the way a child watches a runaway balloon floating across a midsummer sky.

He was young again. We were all young again. After all those years of resisting temptation, of honoring the better angels of his nature, the captain of the New York Yankees had finally sold his soul to the devil.

Was this Faustian bargain worth it?

Were ...

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