• What Do Derek Jeter & Jay Jaffe Have In Common?

    Posted by on July 27th, 2012 · Comments (3)

    Strange encounters with Logan Morrison.

    Click here for the story on Jaffe. And, via Yanks Go Yard, here is the story with Jeter.

    In a scene from Showtime’s “The Franchise”, Miami Marlins outfielder Logan Morrison stands with a camera crew greeting fans at the top of a set of escalator steps. Morrison was waiting for Hall of Famer George Brett, his childhood idol, when up comes future Hall of Famer Derek Jeter. LoMo called out, “Hey Jeet, how’ya doing man,” to the New York Yankees shortstop. With Morrison’s hand outstretched, Jeter responded courteously by shaking Morrison’s hand, but obviously had no idea who Morrison is as he just kept walking by.

    The scene transpired at some point in the pre-season, as the Marlins were the subject of the second season of the Showtime series.

    Give LoMo credit for laughing it off. Who knows if Jeter had ever met Morrison in a uniform, let alone in street clothes. This wasn’t exactly Jeter and Morrison meeting on the diamond, where Jeter may have recognized the popular Marlins outfielder.

    Jeter, one of the most popular players ever to play the game, contends with people calling out his name everywhere he goes. Coming off a plane and heading wherever, who could expect Jeter to be aware that he’d be put on the spot.

    Anyway, Jeter did provide Morrison with a handshake before moving on, thus maintaining his “good guy” image. Place Jeter among the few people who enjoy baseball not following Morrison on Twitter or apparently anywhere else for that matter.

    For a young guy, Morrison sure does have a knack for finding himself in the middle of some interesting things.

    Comments on What Do Derek Jeter & Jay Jaffe Have In Common?

    1. 77yankees
      July 27th, 2012 | 1:08 pm

      It’s funny how people don’t recognize some players when not in uniform. I was in the RF seats during BP before a 2009 game at the Stadium, and the guy next to be kept calling out “Phil” to the guy in a Yankee jacket ten feet from the fence, thinking he was Phil Coke but not realizing it was actually Chad Gaudin. Never mind that Phil was a lefty and taller than right handed Gaudin.

      Finally Gaudin turned around and said to the guy, “Sorry, I’m not Phil” and turned back to shagging flies without telling him who he actually was – LOL.

    2. July 27th, 2012 | 1:22 pm

      When my son was seven years old, we were watching the Yankees game on TV and they showed Posada in the dugout. And, my son says to me “That’s Jorge Posada.” After I told him that he was correct, he said to me “You can always tell that it’s Posada because no one else in the world looks like that.”

      True story.

    3. G.I. Joey
      July 27th, 2012 | 1:47 pm

      77yankees wrote:

      It’s funny how people don’t recognize some players when not in uniform. I was in the RF seats during BP before a 2009 game at the Stadium, and the guy next to be kept calling out “Phil” to the guy in a Yankee jacket ten feet from the fence, thinking he was Phil Coke but not realizing it was actually Chad Gaudin. Never mind that Phil was a lefty and taller than right handed Gaudin.
      Finally Gaudin turned around and said to the guy, “Sorry, I’m not Phil” and turned back to shagging flies without telling him who he actually was – LOL.

      I remember that seeing that! I was in Monument Cave at the time and remember getting annoyed b/c the dude would not stop yelling “Phil”.

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