"For all of us up here, it's a huge honor to put this uniform on every day and come out here and play," he opened, pausing as Rivera and Jason Giambi shifted uncomfortably alongside him. Brushing his left hand across the brim of his cap, Jeter looked past the flickering cameras and continued. "And every member of this organization, past and present, has been calling this place home for 85 years," he said. "There's a lot of tradition, a lot of history and a lot of memories. Now, the great thing about memories is, you're able to pass it along from generation to generation. "And although things are going to change next year, we're going to move across the street, there are a few things with the New York Yankees that never change -- its pride, its tradition and, most of all, we have the greatest fans in the world." With that came a great roar and television cameras showed former New York mayor and self-proclaimed No. 1 Yankees fan Rudy Giuliani clapping from the front row. The smiling players waved their caps. "We're relying on you," Jeter concluded, "to take the memories from this stadium and add them to the new memories that come to the new Yankee Stadium, and continue to pass them on from generation to generation. "On behalf of this entire organization, we want to take this moment to salute you, the greatest fans in the world."