Friday, April 6, 2012

Derek Jeter 3K

In the history of baseball over 18,000 men have played professionally, with only 27 of them accumulating 3,000 hits. "Derek Jeter 3K" follows the dynamic shortstop for the two weeks before he becomes number 28, and the first to do so for the Yankee organization. "DJ3K" draws on very little and is a pretty meager documentary as we watch the incredibly arrogant Jeter rehab from a minor injury and talk on and on about how he hopes to accomplish his feat at home. I enjoyed the sparse footage from his career, but listening to him speak and watching his minor league stint grows quickly redundant. The 3,000 club is a remarkable achievement that this documentary fails to capture significantly.