From the CT Post:
Point Lookout resident Leslie Lang never gave much thought to rooting for the New York Yankees.
After all, her brothers are diehard fans of the Yanks’ archrival, the Boston Red Sox.
But the persistent, albeit likely unfounded, local rumors that Derek Jeter, the Bronx Bombers’ captain and star shortstop, is looking to buy a home in Lang’s neighborhood has her reconsidering her attitude toward the Yankees.
“We are all kind of hoping that he will move here,” Lang said. “But if there is a secret deal, I don’t know about it.”
Indeed, residents in the city’s shoreline neighborhoods were experiencing a sort of Jeter-mania late this week, as word spread that the popular Yankee may have scoped out waterfront homes in Woodmont and Point Lookout, which offer some of the city’s best Long Island Sound views.
Even if it’s only hearsay, many residents Friday were having fun with the idea of Milford competing with Gold Coast towns like Greenwich and Westport in attracting celebrity home buyers. “We would welcome Derek Jeter to the neighborhood,” said Point Lookout resident Pamela Staneski, a Board of Education member. “We would accept him like everybody else.”
A representative for Jeter’s agent, Casey Close, said Friday the rumor was false, but declined further comment. A Yankees’ spokeswoman also declined comment.
I know Jeter has a house in Florida (next door to Gerald Williams). And, someone I work with once told me he was buidling a house in New Jersey near them – with one next to it for his parents and sister. It must be nice to have a place to flop in just about every state.