• Jeter Gossip

    Posted by on July 29th, 2005 · Comments (5)

    By now, you may have heard about Jeter and the Banker in the box seats.

    In the eighth inning, Jeter continued the argument. “I couldn’t hear his exact words, but the fan was conciliatory and Jeter would have none of it,” Ellenthal said.

    A cop walked over to Jeter, and they conferred. Jeter pointed at the banker and made an “out” sign with his thumb.

    This is the strange part of the story for me. If you would have told me that Jeter had the guy thumbed in the 6th or 7th inning, maybe I could buy the whole thing. But, the 8th? I have no idea of what Derek’s IQ is, but, I would have to think that he’s smart enough to know that having a guy tossed in the 8th, when you’re losing by 4, is silly. There’s no point. Therefore, that’s why I doubt that he did ask for him to be removed.

    Comments on Jeter Gossip

    1. JohnnyC
      July 29th, 2005 | 12:32 pm

      Do we need to go over the history of Lloyd Grove here? Jeez Louise, we live in a useless culture.

    2. Jen
      July 29th, 2005 | 12:34 pm

      I’ve met Ira Ellenthal (the Daily News associate publisher quoted in the article). He’s bullshit artist so I would take whatever he says with a grain of salt.

    3. July 29th, 2005 | 12:44 pm

      Yeah. I’m not jumping to believe it. I’m sure some will.

    4. hopbitters
      July 29th, 2005 | 3:21 pm

      I certainly don’t think it’s outside the realm of possibility for a normally affable guy like Jeter to have a bad day and get annoyed by a fan, but whenever somebody dredges up the sludge like this, they always overdo it :

      > As the banker was being escorted away by Yankee Stadium security personnel, he told Ellenthal:
      > “I can’t believe I’m being ejected from the stadium.”

      I’m supposed to believe that’s a DIRECT quote? You just got tossed out of prime seats at the ballpark for an allegedly mild-mannered criticism and the best you can come up with is “I can’t believe it”? Right. Apparently, they didn’t have a picture of the guy so they could Photoshop in a halo.

    5. July 29th, 2005 | 10:09 pm

      I’m sorry we got off on the wrong foot the first time I repsonded to something on your blog. I like to read yours, and I hope that you might read mine, http://yankeesmvpfanroom.blogspot.com/

      I did see this incident on tv. There were several innings where this guy was on Jeter’s case, hard. They showed it on tv. It was obvious because Derek was responding to him. Derek was quietly trying to respond to this guy, but the guy was pretty animated. Jeter is frequently friendly to people who are close to where he is when he is in the on-deck circle or something like that. Derek very suddenly became very agitated which means something got said and Derek did the thumb motion that this guy needed to leave. While I heard none of it, it was obvious to me that he hit Derek’s hot button and Derek moved from affable to pissed pretty quickly. I would blame that on the fan.

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