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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Jeter Owns Up to Taking Stadium Souvenir

Tampa, Fla. — Derek Jeter came clean Wednesday night. He pilfered the Joe DiMaggio sign, as I suspected.

When I had last seen Jeter before covering the kickoff party to his celebrity golf classic for his Turn 2 Foundation at the Saddlebrook Resort about a half-north of here, he had refused comment on the famous sign (“I want to thank the Good Lord for making me a Yankee”) in the tunnel leading to the Yankees dugout that went missing soon after their last Stadium home game.

A clue on his intentions had come earlier that night, when he said he had his eye on a particular Stadium keepsake but wouldn’t say which. After the game and on-field celebration, I noticed the sign was missing and told him, “I know what you’re taking out of here,” and I asked if I could report it.

He shook his head and replied, “In due time.”

Four months later, he admitted he had taken the sign, and another item or two.

Thanks for Shysterball to linking to it.

Tripon Posted: January 29, 2009 at 07:36 PM | 22 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. akrasian Posted: January 29, 2009 at 09:06 PM (#3063591)
Jeter is a looter? And Torre missed the story?
   2. There are a lot of good people in alt-Shooty Posted: January 29, 2009 at 09:12 PM (#3063602)
Jeter is a looter? And Torre missed the story?

Coincidentally, no one can find Roger Clemens' bottle of hot liniment oil.
   3. Repoz Posted: January 29, 2009 at 09:25 PM (#3063620)
Coincidentally, no one can find Roger Clemens' bottle of hot liniment oil.

And Gene Michael's hidden ball is hidden.
   4. Repoz Posted: January 29, 2009 at 10:00 PM (#3063650)
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 loud as shiithole haunt.

Scroll down for the new version.

New Dimaggio sign...
   5. galaxieboi Posted: January 29, 2009 at 10:14 PM (#3063662)
First Giambi's heart and then the sign.
   6. Athletic Supporter wants to move your money around Posted: January 29, 2009 at 10:17 PM (#3063666)
Little-known fact: the sign actually belonged to Ruben Rivera.
   7. JRVJ (formerly Delta Socrates) Posted: January 29, 2009 at 10:54 PM (#3063696)
Well, I doubt that Mussina managed to pilfer the flag pole without anybody reporting it.
   8. mashimaro Posted: January 30, 2009 at 12:03 AM (#3063726)
What a souless looking park...
   9. There are a lot of good people in alt-Shooty Posted: January 30, 2009 at 12:06 AM (#3063730)
What a souless looking park...

Yeah. I'm disappointed in the park. I'm not a Yankee fan, but it's my nearest park to see a game. I was hoping for something better, especially as how I'm helping to pay for it.
   10. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: January 30, 2009 at 12:35 AM (#3063743)
What a souless looking park...
I'm withholding judgment until it's finished, it looks pretty souless at the moment, but it's still three-quarter finished and in winter. That's not great for evaluation.
   11. Khrushin it bro Posted: January 30, 2009 at 12:38 AM (#3063744)
I guess it will save the taxpayer's money on demolition.
   12. Justin T drives a crooked hoss Posted: January 30, 2009 at 12:39 AM (#3063747)
Somehow I think the park will look a little more soulful when there are, you know, people in it. And, like, grass on the ground instead of snow.
   13. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: January 30, 2009 at 02:05 AM (#3063815)
As a Yankee fan, I am scared. I think the new stadium looks like absolute garbage. Without the overhang, the three tiered outfield decks have lost all coolness. And the setbacks will make the views horrible.
   14. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: January 30, 2009 at 02:08 AM (#3063819)
also, does anyone think they ruined the frieze by putting lights behind it? Why not go with light towers?
   15. villainx Posted: January 30, 2009 at 02:42 AM (#3063834)
Looks like an oversize hockey thing.
   16. Gamingboy Posted: January 30, 2009 at 02:51 AM (#3063839)
Hey, Jeter stole that game in the 1996 ALCS. Sure, he had help, but let's face it: He used his intangibles to make Jeffrey ####### Maier interfere with the ball and then used other intangibles to cloud the Umpires judgement.
   17. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: January 30, 2009 at 02:51 AM (#3063840)
Jeter is a looter? And Torre missed the story?


He didn't miss it, but blamed it on A-Rod instead.
   18. Wes Parkers Mood (Mike Green) Posted: January 30, 2009 at 02:59 AM (#3063846)
Not much good at stealing bags any more, Jeter moved to signs. Opposing catchers, make sure you keep your gloves well-positioned.
   19. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: January 30, 2009 at 03:17 AM (#3063855)
Man, PNC kicks that stadium's ass.

Seriously, come down to Pittsburgh some time. Choice seats still available!
   20. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: January 30, 2009 at 03:39 AM (#3063873)
Seriously, come down to Pittsburgh some time. Choice seats still available!
I'm seriously considering it this summer. Can't be that hard to get tickets, right?
   21. Jarrod HypnerotomachiaPoliphili (TeddyF.Ballgame) Posted: January 30, 2009 at 03:56 AM (#3063885)
A few years ago I walked up to the gate at PNC and bought four seats together about twelve rows away from home plate on the weekend of the Fourth of July. Seems like I paid about ten bucks apiece, although it must have been more. It's a fantastic park. Just sad the Pirates are the ones who get to play there.
   22. Sleepy's still holding up that little wild bouquet Posted: January 30, 2009 at 08:25 AM (#3063970)
That huge "HD screen" right above the batters eye can't be a good idea.

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