Quick shots, quotes and observations from Jeter’s press conference:
- This is being held in Tampa, not in Orlando, where the rest of the baseball world is currently hanging out.
- I think the entire Steinbrenner clan is there; Hal, Hank, Jennifer… Felix Lopez (EVP, Chief International Officer)
- Tweet of note: @BloggingBombers: Hank Steinbrenner’s name has been removed from the dais.
- Jeter has appeared in more victories than any other Yankee in history. Impressive stat.
- Cashman: “I’d like to welcome Derek back to the Yankees. He never really left.”
- Girardi: “I had the honor of playing next to Jeter, coaching Jeter and managing Jeter.”
- Girardi: “I’m glad it’s over…. he’ll probably play a lot longer than that [three years]“
- Jeter: “I’ve never had one of these before.”
- Jeter: “The only organization that I’ve ever wanted to play for.”
Open to questions after 5 minutes of nothing of any materiality said, Jeter added during the Q&A:
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