Of course everybody and their mother was going to want to get Derek Jeter's take on Bobby V's idiotic comments yesterday. Jeter addressed the issue today, and in typical Jeterian fashion he handled the situation with class and a bit of humor. He really couldn't have said it any better if he tried.
“I mean, think about it. We don’t practice it? We do. You guys have seen it, so what else can I say? I was out of position? No, I was where I was supposed to be. Talking about Varitek, point out the good things he’s done. Unbelievable career. I’m happy for him. I enjoyed competing against him all these years. That’s what we should be talking about. ...
They must be bored over there, huh?”
Love it. Absolutely love it. Whether he meant to or not, Jeter subliminally points out that by making the comments he did about "The Flip," Valentine basically buried Varitek's retirement, which should have been the real story. And I don't know about you, but I found the "bored" comment very amusing considering all the drama surrounding the new regime and clubhouse beer ban in Fraud Sawx camp. The only thing that could have made this better would have been Jeter cracking a beer and smiling for the cameras when he gave the answer.
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