Jeter: Get over it
By Jon Lane
Derek Jeter addressed the media on Wednesday about A-Rod’s press conference, expressing disappointment yet support for his embattled teammate. The overall message was that it’s time to get over it. Amen.
“First and foremost, I don’t condone anything he did,” Jeter said. “He understands that it is a mistake. He’s trying to get past his mistake. He admitted to his mistake and I know there’s going to be people out there saying this and saying that, but he admitted what he did and it’s time to move on.”
Jeter’s best words were about how kids can learn lessons about drug use from the embarrassment many players have endured. As my YES colleague Joe Auriemma wrote, it’s up to A-Rod to be front and center in that campaign.
Eureka! A few TV types actually asked baseball questions! Jeter shared his takes on the revamped Yankees and the hotly-anticipated AL East race.
According to Peter Abraham’s Journal News Yankees blog, A-Rod was the last player to take the field. He was cheered. Reporters waited at his locker after the workout but he walked past and said, “Talk tomorrow, guys.”
Welcome to the community, Jon.
Did Jeter have any comments on the mysterious “cousin”? Welcome to MLBlogs!
I have a memory of meeting A-Rod and Jeter last year before a game in Cleveland. Jeter was pure class, a gentleman, very cordial, professional all the way.
A-Rod had to be prompted to acknowledge his fans. He appeared shallow, full of himself, very distant, and not focused. Jeter represents the Yankees well. A-Rod leaves me speechless.
Thank you for welcoming me to the community! I’m excited to be a part of it.
Jeff, Jack and Zack: I love The Max. Keep it up!
Julia: I like Lowrie’s game. Jeter didn’t discuss the no-longer mysterious cousin. Looking forward to talking Yankees-Red Sox with you.
Aaron: To be fair, A-Rod has a soft spot for kids, especially those less fortunate brought to Yankee Stadium as special guests to meet him. He’s always dropped everything to put a smile on their faces and the effect is everlasting.
Lots of luck to the Tribe. Keep in touch.