Derek Jeter Builds His Legend By Avoiding Giant Inflatable Mascot In Scranton

Derek Jeter Scranton

Yankees fans rejoice: Captain Intangibles was back on the field this weekend! Yes, Derek Sanderson Jeter spent his post-Fourth of July weekend near Scranton, where he suited up for the Triple-A Railriders.

As you can see in the picture above, The Captain narrowly avoided being consumed alive by the giant inflatable, uh, thingy at PNC Field.

Just add this moment to “The Flip and “The Dive.” This is why the man is a first-ballot hall of famer: Barry Larkin or Alan Trammell both would have gotten eaten alive there, but not Jeets.

We really hope Jeter had a chance to spend some time with Kool & The Gang and Kid Rock, both of whom were playing at the amphitheater further up Montage Mountain Road on Saturday night, but no pictures of them together have surfaced.

Baseball-wise, Jeter went 0-for-2 with a walk, and he fielded one ground ball at shortstop on Saturday. Starting at designated hitter on Sunday, Jeter singled and drew two walks. He’ll be back with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Monday.

A very disturbing inflatable mascot watches Derek Jeter take grounders for Scranton.

— Tyler Kepner (@TylerKepner) July 6, 2013

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