Here’s another chapter for the Derek-Carr-is-a-good-dude chronicles.
The 25-year-old Raiders quarterback on Tuesday was driving in Dublin, Calif., a Bay Area suburb, when he noticed a man whose car was pulled to the side of the road. The man, Ron Reeser, had run out of gas.
Carr, who in January was credited with a Twitter assist in finding a missing Oakland child, pulled over to make sure Reeser was OK. Carr of course offered Reeser a ride to the gas station.
I understand that is a big comparison, but I remember Derek when he was young. He grew into that leadership role but that was Derek. Derek loved to have fun, loved to laugh and loved to play the game.
Obviously there are a lot of differences between the 6-7, 282-pound Judge and the future Hall of Fame shortstop, who was approaching his third of five World Series rings with the Yankees by the time he was Judge’s age.
One thing that stands out between the two is their approach to the game, Girardi said.
I see him doing things the right way on the field and off the field, he said. That is the way Derek was, as well, when he was young.
Like Jeter, Judge could be headed for Rookie of the Year honors. The slugger is tied for the AL lead in homers with 10 and has the fifth-fastest average exit velocity of any MLB player.