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Thursday, January 29, 2009
More Yankee ScandalRemember last year when Jeter was being coy about what keepsake he was going to take from Yankee Stadium? Harvey Araton has the goods:
Derek Jeter came clean Wednesday night. He pilfered the Joe DiMaggio sign, as I suspected.
Look, I know he's the Cap'n and all of that, but why does he get the sign? If it was a fixture of the stadium, doesn't it belong to the city? If it belongs to the team, hasn't he done to the Yankees what Ruben Rivera did to him? Either way, isn't that sign pretty valuable and, you know, not his?
One hopes that either an invoice or a large charitable donation with Jeter's name on it comes to pass pretty soon.
Posted by Craig Calcaterra at 2:28pm
Richard in Dallas said...
Seems to me that something that unique would be best kept in Cooperstown. Maybe they can work a deal where he doesn’t get a plaque unless they get the sign…..
Posted 01/29 at 04:37 PM
Why does the “Captain” get to decide if the reporter reports about this? It isn’t some off the record quote.
I can’t wait until “The Jeter Years” comes out.
Posted 01/29 at 04:44 PM
Awwwwwww…....leave Derek alone, he has enough problems with the A-Rod stalkings.
Posted 01/29 at 05:15 PM
The Yankees have already replaced the sign (I imagine the team/Jeter knew about this all along and ok’d his taking it) in the new haunt.
Scroll way down for the new version.
Posted 01/29 at 05:56 PM
Arrest him! He should fry what he’s done! I’m sure nothing will happen though. He’ll get away because he’s Jeter. If Jason Giambi or A-Rod had stolen that plaque, there would be an angry mob of Yankee fans from Jersey wearing beer stained wife beaters accumulating outside of their houses with torches.
Posted 01/29 at 06:54 PM
For the rest of his days, Jeter should have to take white roses to Marilyn’s mausoleum on the anniversary of her death. Joltin’ Joe would approve.
Posted 01/29 at 09:01 PM
Should’nt they have moved it to the new stadium? Or yeah, Cooperstown?
Jeter annoys me.
Posted 01/29 at 10:42 PM
It doesn’t bother me that he took it, it’s the freakin’ double standard of how Jeter is treated compared to A-Rod, Ruben Rivera, whoever. But he knows how to appeal to the media - calling Joe Torre “Mr. Torre” and the like - that endear him to reporters and fans.
Posted 01/30 at 12:25 PM
Jimmy P said...
Why does the “Captain” get to decide if the reporter reports about this?
Who said the reporter had to follow what Jeter said?
If it was a fixture of the stadium, doesn’t it belong to the city?
Didn’t the Yankees own the Original Yankee Stadium?
Posted 01/30 at 02:41 PM
Craig Calcaterra said...
Jimmy—nope, the City of New York owns old Yankee Stadium.
Posted 01/30 at 03:02 PM