Posted by burnsy483 on 4/7/2014 3:09:00 PM (view original):
Yup. Jeter does something wrong, it's ignored. Always has been that way.
Oh, how right you are.
BY RONALD BLUM
AP SPORTS WRITER
NEW YORK (AP) -- Derek Jeter arrived for his last Yankee Stadium opener fashionably early at 9:35 a.m., attired in a gray suit, white shirt, purple tie and black Prada lace-up shoes.
His performance, if not stylish, was memorable.
Jeter missed a home run by about 2 feet in Monday's 4-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles. After he left the batter's box slowly leading off the fifth inning, the ball hit off the "8" in the 318-foot sign in the left-field corner and Jeter hustled into second with a headfirst slide.
"I had to pick up the pace a little bit," he admitted. "Yeah, there were some guys laughing - until a couple of them hit some balls and the wind got them, too."
It was a rare mind cramp for a player known for hustle and an unfailing ability to be in the right place.
"Maybe you get caught up in opening day," he said. "You probably haven't seen it, probably won't see it again. But what can you (do)? I was safe. It would be a lot more embarrassing if I was out."