Posts Tagged ‘Derek Jeter’
Posted in Breaking News, Yankee News, Yankee Players, Yankees Rumors, tagged Andy Pettitte, Breaking News, Core Four, Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada, Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees, Retirement on September 20, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
have not confirmed 100 pct, but getting lot of buzz Andy Pettitte will announce his retirement this afternoon. Will keep u posted #Yankees
This isn’t shocking news, but Joel Sherman is now reporting that Pettitte will hang it up at the end of the season. If true, Mariano Rivera, Jorge Posada and Andy Pettitte will all be gone. Leaving Derek Jeter as the last man standing of the Yankees Core Four. This is a sad day indeed.
can confirm pettitte will announce his retirement. likely by early this afternoon. #yankees
Update: 12:15PM ET:
The YES Network just released a statement by Andy Pettitte:
Posted in Breaking News, Yankee News, Yankee Players, Yankees Humor, Yankees Injuries, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Outlook, tagged Breaking News, Brian Cashman, Derek Jeter, Disabled List, DL, New York Yankees on September 11, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Nonsense, Yankee News, Yankee Players, Yankees Humor, Yankees Media, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Videos, Yankees: Off the field, tagged At-Bat, Bob Sheppard, Derek Jeter, El Capitan, Eminem, Jimmy Fallon, Late Night, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Michael Jordan, MJ, Music, NBC, New York Yankees, Saturday Night Live, Songs, Square Dance, The Captain, The Roots, Yankee Stadium on August 9, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Derek Jeter stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon yesterday and put on quite a show. He sat down for an interview and stuck around for a second segment to do a musical skit. If you haven’t noticed already from his pre/post game interviews or the press conferences he’s held, Derek’s got a great sense of humor.
What we learned:
- Derek Jeter is willing to host SNL again if Fallon is involved.
- He once allowed Fallon to pick up the tab in a club..costing him $2500.
- Fallon once accidentally kissed Michael Jordan on the lips at one of Derek’s parties.
Posted in Yankee News, Yankee Players, Yankee Stadium, Yankees Injuries, Yankees Media, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Opinion, Yankees Outlook, tagged Advanced Age, Derek Jeter, Injury, Left Ankle, media, New York Yankees, No Doubt, Press Conference on April 29, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Last week, Derek Jeter held a pregame press conference with the media prior to the team’s game against the Blue Jays. This was the first time he addressed the media after reinjuring his left ankle. When asked if he’d return to the ball club this season, his response was, “no doubt.” He seemed to answer a lot of questions with that same answer. He went onto say, “when you have doubt, that’s when you’re in trouble.” He didn’t want to make any promises on when he would exactly return, but the general consensus is that it will be after the all-star break.
Derek was upbeat throughout the entire interview. He was cracking smiles and making jokes, so it was nice to see him in good spirits. A media member brought up Derek’s “Advanced Age” and said that maybe that’s why this injury occurred, but Jeter insisted it was just a freak thing. If there’s a player out there that hates sitting on the bench, it’s Derek Jeter. We all know about his great work ethic, his dedication to the team and his will to win. There was another question asking whether he would be able to return to form prior to the injury. Derek responded that he fully expects to play at the same level as he did before. At this point, Jeter is still in a walking boot and remains months away from his return. There wasn’t any real groundbreaking news throughout the conference, but the most important thing you saw was that Derek was very positive about his return.
Posted in Yankee Players, Yankees History, Yankees Media, Yankees Memories, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Videos, tagged Baseball, Derek Jeter, First Homerun, Kalamazoo, Little League, Michigan, New York Yankees on April 24, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Nonsense, Yankee News, Yankee Players, Yankees Gossip, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Photos, Yankees: Off the field, tagged Derek Jeter, Fat Jeter, Harold Reynolds, Jeter Eater, New York Yankees, The Captain on December 7, 2012 | 1 Comment »
It’s just amazing how these stories come about. One can simply release a doctored photo of the Yankees captain to the media and everybody eats it up. Did anyone actually believe that “The Derek Jeter” would lose himself like that? If there is one guy in this league who you can count on to act in a professional way, he would be the one. If you really believed that photo was real, I wouldn’t be placing any bets anytime soon. But if you knew from the get-go, I would go hop on over to The Sports Geek. It took Harold Reynolds to set the record straight once and for all with this photo:
Posted in Baseball Statistics, Yankee News, Yankee Players, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Photos, tagged Astros, Chipper Jones, Derek Jeter, Former Yankees, Major League Baseball, Mets, MLB, New York Yankees, Royals, Todd Helton on September 17, 2012 | 1 Comment »
Posted in Yankee Stadium, Yankees Memories, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Photos, tagged 2001 World Series, 9/11, Derek Jeter, Joe Torre, New York, New York City, New York Yankees, NYC, President George W. Bush, Rudolph Giuliani, September 11th, Yankee Stadium on September 11, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
“The attacks of September 11th were intended to break our spirit. Instead we have emerged stronger and more unified. We feel renewed devotion to the principles of political, economic, and religious freedom, the rule of law and respect for human life. We are more determined than ever to live our lives in freedom.” -Rudolph Giuliani
Posted in Yankee News, Yankees Management, Yankees Opinion, Yankees Organization, Yankees Rumors, tagged Alex Rodriguez, Austin Romine, Bill Madden, Brian Cashman, Bryan Hoch, Curtis Granderson, Dellin Betances, Derek Jeter, Gene Michael, George Steinbrenner, Hal Steinbrenner, Hank Steinbrenner, Ian Kennedy, Ivan Nova, Jesus Montero, Manny Banuelos, Nick Swisher, Phil Hughes, Robinson Cano, Russell Martin on May 24, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
The Daily News reported this morning that the Steinbrenner family may have the Yankees up for sale.
“Rumors are flying in Major League Baseball and New York banking circles that the family that has owned Major League Baseball’s premiere franchise since Cleveland shipbuilder George Steinbrenner purchased the club for $8.8 million in 1973 is exploring the possibility of selling the Yankees.”
Later this morning, the Yanks issued a flat denial. Via Bryan Hoch of MLB.com:
“‘I just learned of the Daily News story. It is pure fiction,’ (Hal) Steinbrenner said in a statement. ‘The Yankees are not for sale. I expect that the Yankees will be in my family for many years to come.’”
Is this a case of the Daily News, forever locked in a back-page battle with the New York Post, creating a story to spur readership? Or are the Yankees actually on the block? If this were any other tabloid, my gut would be to dismiss the story outright. But this one has Bill Madden in the byline, and over the years I’ve come to respect Mr. Madden’s ability to unearth behind-the-scenes information. So…
The answer may not lie in the perceived value of the Yankees franchise, currently reported to be around $3 billion. Instead, it might be better to examine the current ownership group for any signs they may want out of the baseball business. The two principles, Hal and Hank Steinbrenner, are near polar opposites in terms of their personalities. Hank is much more the fan and fiery competitor. Like George, he also has something of a mercurial temperament – this is the son who lambasted the NL for not having the DH, called out Derek Jeter for building a mansion in Tampa, and stoked the Yankee – Red Sox rivalry by memorably deriding “Red Sox Nation.” Hank even looks more like his father than his brother. Hal, on the other hand, is far more concerned with the bottom line. Hal once referred to himself as a “finance geek.” While it should be obvious to anyone that while he may have been one, I can’t ever picture the bombastic George referring to himself that way.
There is also the fact that Hal is beginning to realize that while Hank was probably overzealous in giving Alex Rodriguez a ten year, $260 million extension going into his age 33 season, his preferred method of building from within isn’t exactly as easy as Gene Michael made it look in the 1990′s. None of the top prospects he anticipated being part of the team’s core by now – Phil Hughes, Jesus Montero, Eduardo Nunez, Dellin Betances, Austin Romine, Ian Kennedy and Manny Banuelos – has been able to establish themselves as major leaguers. Of that list, only Hughes is a regular contributor; Montero and Kennedy are now elsewhere, Nunez is back in the minors and Betances, Romine and Banuelos have been plagued by inconsistency and injury while in the high minors. He understands that the Yankee fan base won’t stand for losing. In order to keep the seats filled at Yankee Stadium (and ad revenue on the YES Network peaking), he needs a winning product on the field. At the same time, Hal has made it a goal to have payroll below the anticipated $189 million luxury-tax threshold by the 2014 season – a season in which the Yankees already have $75 million in salary committed to four players and will likely be well over $100 million if they decide to resign any combination of Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson, Ivan Nova, Nick Swisher and Russell Martin.
While I find it hard to believe that Hank would be willing to part ways with the Yankees, it isn’t hard to see Hal wanting to leave the circus and go home to heading Steinbrenner Properties. If this season’s on-the-field troubles continue, I suspect Hal may begin earnestly looking for a way out. He’ll be pressured to do something that really doesn’t work well in the New York market: find inexpensive talent to replace popular (and productive) players jettisoned for contract reasons. He got to preview the way a frugal owner gets treated in the situation when negotiating Derek Jeter’s contract last year. Imagine him playing hardball over money with Cano and Granderson, two popular players entering their prime and the resulting back page fallout from that.
The big question is whether the rest of the family trusts Hank to run the financial side of the team and keep his temper in check. Those of us old enough to remember George Steinbrenner from the 1980′s shudder a bit at the thought of Hank reprising that role. Still, if Hal actually does want out (that $3 billion price tag is awfully enticing to a “numbers guy”), I can see the family giving Hank first shot at forming a new ownership group. It would certainly be interesting, in an All My Children kind of way.
Posted in Yankees Humor, Yankees Videos, tagged 2012, Andy Pettitte, Biff Henderson, David Robertson, Derek Jeter, George M. Steinbrenner Field, Late Show with David Letterman, Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees, Spring Training, Tino Martinez on April 11, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Nonsense, Yankee News, Yankees Gossip, Yankees Humor, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees: Off the field, tagged Autographs, Baseball, Derek Jeter, Dr. Charles Jeter, El Capitan, Gift Basket, Memorabilia, Minka Kelly, New York Post, New York Yankees, One-Night Stand, The Captain, Trump World Tower on December 13, 2011 | Leave a Comment »
Oh, Derek! The New York Post is reporting this morning that Derek Jeter sends his one-night stands home with gift baskets, which usually include an autographed baseball. This doesn’t sound like “The Captain”…does it? I wonder what Dr. Charles Jeter thinks about all of this.
Jeter is playing the field once again, as he broke up with Minka Kelly this past summer. Here are some highlights from the article:
“This summer, he ended up hooking up with a girl who he had hooked up with once before, but Jeter seemed to have forgotten about the first time and gave her the same identical parting gift, a gift basket with a signed Derek Jeter baseball,” the pal said. “He basically gave her the same gift twice because he’d forgotten hooking up with her the first time!”
“He normally doesn’t go out with girls. He will have them come to his house. He’ll have cocktail parties. His friends invite girls they think he’ll be interested in. He’s very shy,” another friend explained. “He’ll occasionally take girls to a restaurant. He has a couple of restaurants that he goes to that aren’t trendy,” the friend said.
“I know he’s been dating multiple girls. He likes a hole in the wall, or he likes a place that his friends own. He’s very cautious. He’ll only go out on off-nights,” the friend said.
“The girls go through the back-door entrance in the Trump World Tower to avoid the paparazzi,” the pal said.