Results for tag: Derek Jeter
Posted by: Kim Jones on Jul 7, 2011 at 09:58:05 PM

For some scouts, seeing a player succeed in the Major Leagues is refreshing. When you happen to be the scout that spotted Derek Jeter, it's life-affirming.

Kim Jones speaks with Dick Groch, the man who recognized Jeter's talent long before the rest of the world comprehended it, about the All-Star and future Hall of Famer's success as he approaches 3,000 hits.

You won't want to miss this! WATCH HERE>

Posted by: Kim Jones on May 15, 2011 at 10:16:22 PM

1. The dramatics of the past 24 hours began with Jorge Posada believing that he’d been wronged and ended with his admission -- apologies all around -- that he was wrong. Case closed. Or so we’ve been led to believe.

In the first inning of Sunday’s game, media relations guru Jason Zillo read a statement to reporters: Posada, who’d already apologized to Joe Girardi, met with Brian Cashman and apologized to him, too. Cashman then briefed Hal and Hank Steinbrenner and Randy Levine. The apologies were accepted. No disciplinary action will be taken. “They consider the matter closed,” Zillo said.

2. Derek Jeter, Posada’s best friend, reacted publicly pregame Sunday for the first time. He had his buddy’s back. “He’s like a brother to

Posted by: Kim Jones on May 10, 2011 at 03:53:33 PM

1. Joe Girardi had a message for his players in the clubhouse after Sunday’s 12-5 win in Texas: “You’ve got to stop making it so hard on yourselves.” Girardi was reacting minutes after the last out was recorded on a 3-4 road trip that featured plenty of blunders. Most obviously, the Yankees committed nine errors, all in the last four games. When asked, Girardi wouldn’t elaborate on his message. But clearly, he intended to give the Yankees something to think about going into yesterday’s off day. And before the homestand begins today.

2. Also on the road trip -- we’re cleaning out the notebook here -- A.J. Burnett and Ivan Nova continued to forge a nice relationship. Or, as Burnett put it, “I was dragging him with me every day.”

Posted by: Kim Jones on May 2, 2011 at 11:37:14 AM

We’re back! We’ve missed you and missed writing, and decided to do something about it.

Hello, “Nine.”

Our blog has returned (after a year of neglect) in a slightly altered state. For starters, the new name suits a blog that is (mostly) about baseball. And the goal is a bit different this time around: to give you insight into the players you love to watch and, at times, into the job we do in covering them.

Hopefully, everyone will be happy. (That’s another goal.)

Anyway, for the grand re-opening, we went to Derek Jeter, who agreed to a Q&A that features nine main questions. Here’s our unedited conversation, conducted at Jeter's Yankee Stadium locker:
1. When you go back to Michigan – and you’ve gone back often (as a Yankee) -- is there