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Monday, October 08, 2012

Two Maryland state troopers reportedly asked Jeter, Swisher for autographs during game

License, registration, gift basket, I ain’t got none.

The top of the ninth inning was pretty action-packed in the Yankees dugout Sunday night. Not only were the Bronx Bombers putting a five-spot on the board—pulling away for an eventual 7-2 victory—but two police officers asked Derek Jeter and Nick Swisher for autographs, according to the New York Post.

From the Post:

  “Swish was livid,’’ said a person who witnessed the stupid request.

  Asked if that ever happened before, Jeter said, “What do you think?”

Repoz Posted: October 08, 2012 at 04:54 PM | 14 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: orioles, yankees

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   1. BDC Posted: October 08, 2012 at 05:23 PM (#4259445)
OK, the libertarians are right. Police powers have gone too far.
   2. Accent Shallow is on swiftly tilting planet Posted: October 08, 2012 at 05:49 PM (#4259510)
Jeter, I can understand. But Swisher? Really? He's a good player, but come on.
   3. The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: October 08, 2012 at 05:50 PM (#4259512)
Well this is one time where they didn't have the pull the "Do you know who I am?" card with police.
   4. The Long Arm of Rudy Law Posted: October 08, 2012 at 06:20 PM (#4259573)
You have to do more than ask to earn a Derek Jeter gift basket.
   5. The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: October 08, 2012 at 06:45 PM (#4259610)
I'd hate to ask what Jeter asks in return for a signed ball?
   6. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: October 08, 2012 at 07:03 PM (#4259629)
There are still Maryland State Troopers? Based on my experience their jobs seem to have been outsourced to speed-trap camera robots.
   7. Joey B. is counting the days to Trea Turner Posted: October 08, 2012 at 07:08 PM (#4259638)
These fools don't know that you get a hot chick to ask on your behalf? I thought every guy knew that.
   8. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: October 08, 2012 at 07:24 PM (#4259655)
Covering up the top of the page for the old "murder confession" trick. Kudos to those Orioles fans for a good try.
   9. Nats-Homer-in-DC Posted: October 09, 2012 at 01:48 AM (#4260165)
Public officials in Maryland are corrupt. What else is new?
   10. Barnaby Jones Posted: October 09, 2012 at 04:01 AM (#4260177)
Why is this a thing?
   11. Lassus Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:48 AM (#4260196)
Because:

A. Sell papers
B. Swisher and Jeter appeared to be babies about it.
   12. cercopithecus aethiops Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:58 AM (#4260203)
Why is this a thing?


Maybe because the troopers' job is to keep fans from bugging the players, rather than to bug the players themselves?
   13. Greg Schuler Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:32 AM (#4260222)
There are still Maryland State Troopers? Based on my experience their jobs seem to have been outsourced to speed-trap camera robots.


Well robot controlled cars then - I travel the I-95 corridor quite frequently and it seems like the state police are everywhere.

Also - you are one deductive mother ######. Bunk!
   14. McCoy Posted: October 09, 2012 at 09:14 AM (#4260253)
Yep, I get hit by a speed trap camera robot in MD on my way back from Philly a few years ago. My last ticket.

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