“I don’t talk about injuries,” Jeter said. “Either you play or you don’t. I’m playing, so it’s not an issue.”
“Well the pain originated in my calf, but then it spread to my pussy. I’m aiming for a 2016 return, but who knows? You can’t rush these things… SportsYapper!”
And herein lies the inherent difference between Derek Jeter and most other players in the league, Mark Teixeira included. What does Jeter do when he gets injured? Rubs some dirt on it, forgets when it even happened, and goes about his business. Then you have guys like Teixeira. We all have friends like Teixeira. Especially if you grew up around Jewish people like I did, Teixeira is that guy that details every tiny issue going on in his body. Comes into the room with a Power Point presentation diagraming the injury’s progression. “Ugh I woke up this morning with a BLINDING pain in my shoulder. Look, I can get my arm up here, but not here. Here… but not here.” Jeter’s like “Tampa? Yeah I guess it could have happened in Tampa. We played in Tampa recently?” Oblivious to everything in the world other than winning.