Following a string of games with hits, New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter was a sure winner in this contest. That is, until he went on the 14 day DL. Despite "chubby" fingers and writer's cramp, "Wade Blogs" has slowly and steadily made up considerable ground and now the contest is, to borrow a phrase from the British press, "delicately poised". When the 3,000 hit challenge began last month there was a 53 "hit" gap that has been closed (at time of posting) to 18. "Blogs" said through his agent and brother "Joe", that he "wishes Derek a very speedy recovery".
The latest standings as of June 17, 2011 8:00am
Derek Jeter 2,994 hits
Wade Blogs 2,976 blog posts
"Wade Blogs" is the "nom de plume " of John Darer, who is President of 4structures.com, LLC, a Stamford, Connecticut based structured settlement and settlement planning company and author of the structured settlement industry's most widely read website ( US rankings, as measured by Alexa). 4structures.com, LLC which will donate $1,000 to Derek Jeter's Turn 2 Foundation, Inc. if Jeter gets 3,000 hits before "Wade Blogs" reaches 3,000 blog posts. Darer is a lifelong Yankees fan.