New York Yankees Derek Jeter is busy trying to recover from the broken ankle he suffered in the 2012 MLB Playoffs. Unfortunately for him he’s also getting bombarded with questions about Alex Rodriguez and his PED usage. Jeter addressed the issue today and the writers must not have liked the response they received.
“I don’t comment on anyone until they speak first,” Jeter said Monday. “Let him address his situation before I comment on it. Let him speak first and then we’ll talk about that.”
While that’s not a response they liked, I love it. It’s your typical Jeter, if you want information on a guy go talk to that guy.
The New York Post featured Derek Jeter on its back cover Friday with the headline “DEREK EATER,” a reference to the slightly-paunchy offseason frame of the injured Yankees shortstop. The Post even went with the caption “The ankle we knew about. The gut, not so much.”
Two Maryland State Police officers assigned to security in the New York Yankees dugout Sunday at Camden Yards in Baltimore asked shortstop Derek Jeter and outfield Nick Swisher for autographs while the game was still going on, the New York Post reported.
According to the report, the troopers, who weren’t identified, asked for the autographs in the top of the ninth inning, after the Yankees had taken a 7-2 lead over the Baltimore Orioles in Game 1 of the American League Division Series.
Swisher, according to an unidentified person who witnessed the autograph request, “was livid,” The Post reported.
Later, when the newspaper asked Jeter if he had ever experienced that sort of thing, he said, “What do you think?”
Local or state police typically are stationed in or around the dugouts, especially during playoff games, but it was unclear what the Orioles’ or Camden Yards’ response would be to the breach of protocol by the troopers, if confirmed.
New York Yankees star Derek Jeter has landed himself a new girlfriend. Hannah Davis is a 22 year-old green-eyed Ralph Lauren model. Davis is from the Virgin Islands and also has modeled for Victoria’s Secret, Tommy Hilfiger and L’Wren Scott. Jeter is 38 years old currently and it is good to see that he finally rebounded from his numerous gorgeous girlfriends including Minka Kelly.
Here’s a gift idea for the New York Yankees fan in your life who’s got every souvenir imaginable. How about his and hers fragrances? The Yankees, Major League Baseball and The Cloudbreak Group are rolling out “New York Yankees” and “New York Yankees for Her” fragrances this April in time for the new 2012 baseball season.
The Yankees will market their “official” fragrance as an upscale, prestige brand befitting an organization that’s won 27 championships. They won’t smell like infield dirt, chewing tobacco, Alex Rodriguez glove or Derek Jeter’s locker.
The New York Yankees men’s fragrance “captures a sporty and confident attitude, creating a timeless, masculine scent, ” says Cloudbreak. New York Yankees for Her is an “is alluring and flirty scent that captures a more playful spirit,” notes the company.
They’ll be sold in 1.7 oz. and 3.4 oz. sizes for $49 and $62 and hit the shelves at departments stores such as Macy’s and Lord & Taylor, as well as Yankee Stadium, in the spring.
After dating for three years Hollywood actress Minka Kelly and New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter have broken up with confirmation coming from her representatives.
“They care about each other and it was amicable,” says a source. “They’re still friends.”
Kelly, 31, the star of the upcoming Charlie’s Angels on ABC, was often seen at Yankees games cheering for Jeter, 37, and was in the stadium when he got his 3,000th hit in July. The very private couple repeatedly dodged engagement rumors as early as January and were reluctant to talk about their relationship.
A foul ball that New York Yankee superstar Derek Jeter fouled off just before he hit his 3,000th hit for a home run is headed to the auction block. The fan who caught it has consigned it to MEARS Online Auctions and the bidding begins this weekend.
The home run ball caught by fan Christian Lopez and given to Jeter, was judged to be worth up to $250,000 if it went on the market.
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price has signed a deal to sign memorabilia that he gave up the 3,000th hit to New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter. Price has signed a deal with Steiner Sports and will sign baseballs and photos of the historical moment with the inscription “I gave up DJ 3K.”
“I’m over it,” Price said of the hit. “It’s done.” Price said he didn’t know how many items he would sign. Asked if “lucrative” was a fair description for the deal, he said, “That’s good.”
There is also plans to have Christian Lopez, the fan who caught the ball then selflessly gave back it Jeter, sign baseballs with the inscription “I Caught DJ 3K.” Price, Jeter, and Lopez, agreed to sign a limited number of baseballs that will be offered by Steiner Sports in a three-ball set. Price’s baseball goes for $159.99 but add Jeter’s autograph and the figure goes to $799.99. The Lopez’s ball will sells for $34.99.
Christian Lopez, the fan who returned Derek Jeter’s ball from his 3,000th hit will get a New York Yankees 2009 World Series ring thanks to Mitchell Modell, CEO of Modell’s Sporting Goods. Modell got the ring because Modell’s sponsors the Yankees year around but that wasn’t all Modell gave Lopez as he also receive five percent of the entire chain’s Yankees merchandise sales for one week. Both Modell and Brandon Steiner, CEO of Steiner Sports, guaranteed Lopez at least $$50,000.
Modell called Lopez “truly a true New Yorker” and “a class act.” However the good deeds coming Lopez’s way haven’t just stopped with Modell’s Sporting Goods as Miller High Life wants to pay off any taxes he might occur from the act and Topps wants to give him his own baseball card.
Topps says it will produce a trading card featuring Lopez that will be included in sets later this year.
Every Tuesday Sports Grind Entertainment presents you with the Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin Player of the Week. This week the recipient of this prestigious honor goes to New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter for getting hit number 3,000 and becoming only the 28th player in Major League Baseball to do so. Tampa Bay Rays lefthander David Price fed Jeter a wide range of pitches and starting off with a four seam fastball but it was a curveball that he hit over the fence. Jeter became the second player in Major League history to log his 3,000th hit as a homer, joining Wade Boggs, who did it on Aug. 7, 1999, while playing for Tampa Bay. Of the 27 other members of the 3,000 hits club, four have suited up for the Yankees including Boggs, Rickey Henderson, Paul Waner and Dave Winfield but though no player had recorded that hit at Yankee Stadium or in a Yankee uniform.
Congratulations Derek Jeter you are this weeks Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin Player.
New York Yankees Derek Jeter made his 3,000 career hit a home run today against Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price in his second at-bat but according to CNN he’s better than you believe as he’s hit 3,000 homers.
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter knocked a base hit to left field to lead off the bottom of the first then hit a home run for number 3,000. Tampa Bay Rays lefthander David Price fed Jeter a wide range of pitches and starting off with a four seam fastball but it was a curveball that he hit over the fence. It’s been a long way from Jeter’s first career hit that came on May 30, 1995, a single to left field off the Seattle Mariners Tim Belcher in just his second Major League game.
Jeter became the 28th player to reach the historic plateau and just the second player in Major League history to log his 3,000th hit as a homer, joining Wade Boggs, who did it on Aug. 7, 1999, while playing for Tampa Bay.
Of the 27 other members of the 3,000 hits club, four have suited up for the Yankees including Boggs, Rickey Henderson, Paul Waner and Dave Winfield but though no player had recorded that hit at Yankee Stadium or in a Yankee uniform.
The lucky fan to have caught Jeter’s 3,000th hit reportedly is Christian Lopez, 23, of Highland Mills, New York and is said to have gotten the tickets as a birthday gift from his girlfriend last month.
HBO and MLB Productions are already at work on a reality show on New York Yankees Derek Jeter’s pursuit of his 3,000 hit. The debut of the actual program still hinders on when Jeter reaches the magical mark which he is currently six away from. The show is a behind-the-scenes look with Jeter that will broadcast for one-hour.
Jeter says the show will give viewers a “sneak peek at the journey.”
Back on February 28, we posted New York Yankees Derek Jeter worlds largest 5 o’clock shadow getting a shave courtesy of Gillette. Now it’s tennis great and fellow Gillette spokesman Roger Federer time to get clean shaven but comes about one giant grass field.
New York Yankees Derek Jeter enters tonight’s game only 14 hits away from becoming the first Yankees player to reach 3,000 hits and the marketing of the moment has officially begun. Starting today, Major League Baseball will unveil the first product in what will be a major Jeter merchandising blitz to commemorate the 3,000 hits.
Jeter, MLB and the Yankees have designed a special “DJ3K” silicone bracelet and will be sold in two-packs (one blue, one gray) at $5. A dollar from each sale will go to benefit Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation and the 2011 Jeter’s Leaders Leadership Conference for high school student leaders from across the country.
The Yankees shortstop will wear the bracelet during tonight’s game against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. Starting today they’ll be sold at Yankee Stadium, MLB.com and other MLB authorized dealers.
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Brad Penny has had his fare share of Hollywood starlets like Alyssa Milano and Eliza Dushku but none have ever put themselves out there the way his fiancee Karina Smirnoff has. Smirnoff, from Dancing With The Stars fame, unveiled her May cover of Playboy yesterday to the delight of her fans.
On posing in Playboy, Smirnoff said “I’m thrilled to show off my strong, toned physique in the pages of Playboy and celebrate my sexiness.”
I still don’t get how Penny can put together a list that would make Derek Jeter applaud.
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, has had a busy love life after divorcing his wife Cynthia in 2008. Over the past few years he has been linked to Madonna, Kate Hudson and most recently Cameron Diaz. Now it appears as if the two with take their relationship to the big screen as Diaz is apparently working on a new project that will include her Yankee sweetheart British site Express.co.uk reports.
“Cameron actually has an idea for a romantic comedy set around Major League Baseball,” said a source close to the actress. “She’s very excited about developing her own projects and the fact this one is about a baseball player means she has good reason to spend more time with A-Rod and the Yankees… She’s even thinking that Alex could star in the movie with her.”
Rodriguez could join teammates Derek Jeter and Nick Swisher as current Yankees to have acting careers. Jeter made a cameo appearances in the motions pictures “Anger Management” and “The Other Guys”, while Swisher appeared in the sitcoms “How I Met Your Mother” and more recently “Better With You”.
Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter took some shots at New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and Boston Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein in the April issue of Men’s Journal. Showalter, who took over the Orioles in the middle of last season, reportedly talked about how he “screamed” at Jeter at Yankees Stadium.
“Our guys are thinking, ‘Wow, he’s screaming at Derek Jeter.’ Well, he’s always jumping back from balls just off the plate,” he said. “I know how many calls that team gets, and yes, he ticks me off.”
The two-time A.L. Manager of the Year made a few sarcastic comments regarding Epstein.
“I’d like to see how smart Theo Epstein is with the Tampa Bay Rays payroll,” Showalter reportedly said. “You got Carl Crawford ’cause you paid more than anyone else, and that’s what makes you smarter? That’s why I like whipping their butt. It’s great, knowing those guys with the $205 million payroll are saying, ‘How the hell are they beating us?’”
Seriously he must have forgotten he worked under Yankees owner George Steinbrenner’s wallet and only produced one division title in four years.
Derek Jeter, Joe Mauer and Roy Halladay top the list of most popular MLB player jerseys heading into the new 2011 season.
The New York Yankees shortstop, Minnesota Twins catcher and Philadelphia Phillies pitching ace rank 1-3 on the list released Wednesday by MLB and the MLB Players Association. The rankings are based on sales of official Majestic jerseys during the 2010 calendar year.
The Phillies boast three players in the Top 10 while the Yankees have two. Here’s the list: 1) Jeter 2) Mauer 3) Halladay 4) Chase Utley, Phillies 5) Cliff Lee, Phillies 6) Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals 7) Josh Hamilton, Texas Rangers Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox 9) Alex Rodriguez, Yankees 10) Tim Lincecum, San Francisco Giants.
The Yankees sell the most licensed merchandise among MLB clubs. The Red Sox are second and the Los Angeles Dodgers rank third. Here’s the Top 10 list by clubs: 1) Yankess 2) Red Sox 3) Dodgers 4) Phillies 5) Chicago Cubs 6) Cardinals 7 Chicago White Sox Atlanta Braves 9) Twins 10) Detroit Tigers
New York Yankees Derek Jeter five o’clock shadow is on display for all if New York to see thanks to his sponsor Gillette as they put precision grooming on a grand scale.
Had no idea the Chicago Cubs needed New York Yankees Derek Jeter to help sell tickets but that appears to be the case with this billboard on display in Chicago. Yes the Yankees are coming to town June 17-19 for inter-league play but this type of advertising campaign is something you would see centered around the Florida Marlins or the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The longtime New York Yankees longtime public address announcer Bob Sheppard has died at the age of 99. Sheppard, nicknamed “The Voice of God” worked at Yankee Stadium from 1951 to 2007, announced more than 4,500 baseball games, and saw the Yankees win 13 World Series died at his Long Island home today.
I was only fortunate to take in one Yankees game in the old Yankee Stadium before it was torn down but my fondest and most memorable moment of that day was hearing his mesmerizing voice read off the lineup card for that days game.
Back on that day I remember I was so eager just to get to the stadium early enough to take a stroll through Monument Park however it wasn’t long after being there that Sheppard’s voice stole the show. There was nothing fancy about how he said Derek Jeters name, it was all about how correctly it was delivered and how smooth it just echoed throughout the ballpark. I did end up taking that walk through Monument Park but left with a longer lasting memory of my Yankee Stadium experience because of Sheppard and forever after sitting at home watching a Yankee game on television tried to listen over whatever broadcaster was calling the game trying to listen to him in the background. Never will I forget…..
“The shortstop … No. 2 … Derek Jeter … No. 2.”
Of course you’ve heard the song but is the video new to you as well? It looks like something Donald Glover and Danny Pudi of NBC’s “Community” would create.
Umpire Joe West blasted the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox just before Wednesday’s game, accusing the two clubs of being “pathetic and embarrassing” in dragging the pace of games and refusing to work with umpires.
The two teams, notorious for the slow tempo of their games, were denied some timeouts in the batter’s box by home plate umpire Angel Hernandez during Tuesday night’s 6-4 Yankees victory.
“They’re the two clubs that don’t try to pick up the pace,” said West, chief of the umpiring crew that worked the three-game series in Boston. He was the home plate umpire Sunday. “They’re two of the best teams in baseball. Why are they playing the slowest? It’s pathetic and embarrassing. They take too long to play.”
“All of baseball looks to these two clubs to pick up the pace,” West said. “Angel did everything he could. The players aren’t working with us.This is embarrassing, a disgrace to baseball.”
West would not allow Hernandez to comment. Hernandez denied at least three timeouts Tuesday night called by Derek Jeter, Marcus Thames and Boston’s David Ortiz.
The Yankees-Red Sox games average around 3 hours and 46 minutes which is close to an average more than any other game in MLB.
West conceded that the Yankees and Red Sox often play high-scoring games and that both teams employ a strategic approach that involves hitters taking pitches.
The concern from West wasn’t the only heat coming from the Yankee-Red Sox series as Boston’s Ortiz had some words for the media. After Tuesdays loss the Boston media was back to raising questions about whether to bench Ortiz after he started the season 0-for-7 at the plate. He had similar problems last season when he hit .230 in April and .143 in May and didn’t hit his first home run until May 20.
Big Papi answered the post-game questioning with a profane comeback
“Shit happens. Then you guys talk shit. Two fucking games already. You fuckers going crazy. What’s up with that, man? Shit. There’s 160 games left. Ain’t that a bitch.”
Welcome to opening week at Fenway Park.