Derek Jeter Newsbeat
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Who says St. Jeter can’t move left?
It’s not the first time Obama and [Las Vegas Sun publisher] Greenspun have hung out. Obama kicked off the fundraiser recalling a trip to Nevada last November when he and Greenspun golfed with former Yankees great Derek Jeter.
“He and Derek Jeter stole money from me at Shadow Creek,” Obama said of Greenspun, referring to the course in North Las Vegas. “It was clearly a set up, because when we got to the practice range, he was shanking balls everywhere. I said, ‘You play golf Derek?’ And he said, ‘I just started two weeks ago.’”
They gave Jeter 30 strokes, Obama said, but he realized that was a mistake as soon as they were on the first hole. Jeter crushed him, he said.
“We had to take a picture of me handing Derek Jeter money at the end of the game. Despite that, Brian is a great friend.”
Posted: August 26, 2015 at 07:34 AM | 15 comment(s)
Friday, August 21, 2015
I hope he doesn’t ask the same thing before settling on the appropriate gift basket.
The story, written by S.L. Price, says that in one of their final face-to-face meetings, Jeter asked the GM, “Who would you rather have playing shortstop this year than me?”
Cashman replied, “Do you really want me to answer that?” Given the go-ahead, Cashman named Tulowitzki, then a star with the Colorado Rockies, and was prepared to rattle off a list of others, the story said. Cashman also added, “We’re not paying extra money for popularity. We’re paying for performance.”
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Is Jetes still trying to prove that he’s not paying for sex?
Derek Jeter and his supermodel girlfriend Hannah Davis decided to enjoy their Italian vacation by going Dutch.
Jeter — who made hundreds of millions playing for the Yankees — and Davis — who pulls in about $5 million a year modeling — made out and ate pizza near the Spanish Steps in Rome. Then they asked to split the bill, each paying with their AmEx Black Cards (available to those who charge more than $250,000 per year!).
Sunday, May 31, 2015
It’s not easy following a legend.
When a player is struggling at the plate, he can go in the batting cage and tinker with his swing. If he is struggling in the field, he can take more ground balls. But how does a player improve his awareness?
“You have to play,” Girardi said. “You can’t simulate game speed and game conditions. As much as you try, you just can’t do it. They’ll work on a time clock sometimes with runners, and having to go to first base, but it’s not really the same. That’s the hard part. The only way to get better is to play.”
Friday, April 17, 2015
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Now, Jeter and his long-time teammates did play in six World Series, and piled up some big moments. But who’s the next superstar in six? Buster Posey’s already been on three championship teams ... but if you’re not a Giants fan, how many Buster Posey moments can you recall? Not counting terrifying leg injuries?
So here you’ve got an immensely talented, immensely likeable superstar with three championship rings ... and if he walked through a shopping mall in Little Rock, what would happen?
Friday, April 03, 2015
WSJ: You’ve discussed how important technology is to reach young fans. When will a 15-year-old in New York be able to watch a Yankees game on his phone?
Manfred: The best way to answer that question is to say the better part of my workday today was consumed by the topic of in-market streaming. It is particularly complicated in the context of a media market that is changing so quickly, but I do believe we will get a solution on in-market streaming in the relatively near future.
WSJ: Sometime this year?
Manfred: I hope so. I’d like to believe there will be games streamed at some point this year….
WSJ: Last year, MLB issued a set of guidelines for youth pitchers to try to address the root of pitching injuries, which continue to pile up. What’s next on the pitching-injury front?
Manfred: We are doing an in-depth study covering all the pitchers in six organizations, all the way up and down. It includes biomechanics, use, medical history, to try to determine what factors [cause injuries]. Is it the way people deliver? Is it a biomechanical issue that makes you more prone? Is it something in the anatomy that creates a predilection? Your basic scientific approach to figuring out what we’re seeing.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
All hail Didi Gregorius!
Rob Thomson, the Yankees’ bench coach, said that Gregorius “really gets off the ball,” meaning that he excels at reading bat angles and hops. Thomson also praised Gregorius’ “quiet glove action,” noting that while some infielders will flip their gloves downward to make a play, Gregorius carries his glove outside his left knee and smoothly positions it in the spot where the ball arrives, almost as if he is laying it down gently.
“It’s like textbook—very quiet, very consistent,” Thomson said. “When there is a lot of glove movement, it’s like having a hitch in your swing.”
One scout following the Yankees cracked that Gregorius is the team’s best defensive shortstop since “Crosetti and Rizzuto” – Frankie Crosetti, who played from 1932 to ’48, and Hall of Famer Phil Rizzuto, who played from ’41 to ’56.
That’s overstating it—Jeter was quite good defensively early in his career, as was Tony Kubek, who played short for the Yankees from 1957 to ’65, and Gene “Stick” Michael, who handled the position from ‘68 to ’74. Michael, now a vice president with the club, said of Gregorius, “I haven’t seen him drop a ball yet. I like that.”
Thursday, March 05, 2015
Tomorrow, Cashman will tell ESPNNewYork.com that he’s recommending that no one play SS right away….
“I think Derek did it as well as anyone can,’’ Cashman told ESPNNewYork.com. “He wore it well, and I’m not a big advocate of giving out the captaincy anyway. I’m not going to recommend anyone being named captain of the New York Yankees right away.’‘
Earlier in the day, Cashman had said on ESPN New York Radio 98.7 FM that he did not see a viable candidate in the Yankees clubhouse to succeed Jeter as the 16th captain in team history, a list that includes Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Thurman Munson and Don Mattingly.
“And that’s not disrespectful of any of the guys I have here that have a lot of leadership,’’ Cashman said. “As far as I’m concerned, and I’m not the decision-maker on this, that captaincy should be retired with No. 2. I wouldn’t give up another captain title to anybody else.’‘
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