Let me preface this by reminding everyone that Derek Jeter is my hands down favorite baseball player of all time and the reason I started becoming a real Yankee fan. But what the hell was up with that press conference before yesterday's game? Did that not make any sense to anybody else? It was like he felt he had to come out and clear the air about this whole ankle re-break setback, but I really haven't noticed any kind of media speculation about his current status. We've known what we've known - that there's a crack in the bone, doctors say it doesn't need surgery and should completely heal, and Jeter should be back after the All-Star Break - since the story first broke and nothing has changed since then. There was no air that needed clearing.
And of course Jeter was his typical self, promising the fans that he'd be back and saying he expected to play to his usual level when he did come back. He was quick to dismiss any suggestion that the injury or his age would diminish his productivity and reiterated that he doesn't like to and won't be addressing his injuries when he returns. So, if I understand this correctly, Derek Jeter, the player who hates talking to the media about his injuries, called a press conference to talk to the media about his injury to tell everybody what they already knew and/or assumed about his injury. That's basically all yesterday was, right?
P.S.- No MLB TV package, Derek? Come on, bro. That's MY go-to excuse.