Now maybe we'll find out what those hidden microphones picked up. "Derek Jeter 3K,'' the hour-long documentary that chronicled Jeter's run to 3,000 hits, will make its debut Thursday, July 28 at 9p.m. on HBO. Jeter allowed unprecedented access to the camera crews, giving them access to his 30,000-square foot mansion, allowing them to interview his parents, his girlfriend, Minka Kelly, manager Joe Girardi and GM Brian Cashman, among others, and even to wear a wire during two games, including the game against the Rays in which he went 5-for-5 including the dramatic home run that was hit No. 3K.
But as first reported by ESPNNewYork.com, Jeter said he had "total editorial control'' over the content of the special, meaning it will not be an unvarnished look at his quest for the milestone, a la other HBO specials such as "Hard Knocks'' or "24/7.'' Jeter's agent, Casey Close, confirmed that a condition of Jeter's participation was that he be allowed to edit out any material he considered unflattering or inappropriate. Still, it should be provide an interesting, if not particularly revealing, look at a historic baseball moment.