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In a recent interview with New York Magazine, Derek Jeter, the soon to be retired, future hall of fame, New York Yankee shortstop took some time to loosen up and, among other things, address a particular three year old rumor that I’m assuming most people wish were true, because it’s the type of thing that makes the world a little brighter.
The Post once claimed that after sleeping with women, Jeter would leave a gift basket of signed memorabilia in the car taking the “conquest” home. He’s avoided commenting on the item for three years. But he’s still annoyed. “Like I’m giving them signed baseballs and pictures of myself on the way out! Who comes up with a story like that?” He laughs, incredulous. “It said the reason people found out was because I gave the same girl the same basket and I had forgotten I’d given her one—like there are so many people coming through I forgot!”
Even if the gift basket rumor isn’t true, it does little to diminish Jeter’s legendary sexual history. If anything, the gift basket move — if it’s actually something Jeter does/did — is just a reallllll slow home run trot.
The gift basket thing always seemed like a stretch, if only because that’s a lot of memorabilia. At some point if you’re Derek Jeter you’ve got to have signed your ten thousandth baseball and thought to yourself, “Fuck it” and given up.
Thankfully, Jeter has yet to deny anything involving “Yeah Jeets” so let’s go ahead and keep hoping and pretending that one is true..