From People Mag this past Saturday -
Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter may be taking a well-timed vacation from the New York tabloid headlines about his departing manager Joe Torre.
The superstar, normally a club fixture on the East Coast, has been taking L.A. by storm – hitting the Hollywood hot spots two nights in a row. On Thursday, as Torre was turning down Yankees owner George Steinbrenner’s one-year contract offer, Jeter stepped out at the new lounge Green Door in Hollywood with a bunch of pals.
Then Friday, Jeter was at it again, surrounded by a bevy of beauties at Les Deux in Hollywood. Along with a guy friend and the club promoter, Jeter took over a massive outdoor table in the club’s patio area and it wasn’t long before the table was completely surrounded with women. A clubgoer tells PEOPLE, “Jeter just enjoyed the attention with his buddy and left in peace at closing time.”
It is amazing that no one in the press has been able to get a quote from Jeter on Torre since the news broke that Joe was not coming back. It’s like Derek has a magic shield or something.