Look at that face. That is the face of a man who wants to be back in the Bronx right now.
Derek Jeter has been restoring his first-ballot intangibles with some rehab time at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. After The Captain played Saturday, Sunday and Monday, he had Tuesday off.
Perhaps tired of being stopped for pictures every few feet in Scranton, Jeets decided to spend his off-day in Pittston, a small city between Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. Of course, every man, woman and child stampeded to him there, too.
— Rick Notari (@TheBigBlueDevil) July 10, 2013
Poor bastard couldn’t even get dinner without women clinging to his arm. Doesn’t look like he’s ready to hand out many gift baskets.
— Johnny Boy (@JohnC8) July 10, 2013
Our sources say that Jeter spent some of last night at a sports bar on Green Ridge Street in Scranton. We’re betting he made a call to Yankees’ GM Brian Cashman, too. The conversation may have sounded like this:
DJ: “Cash? Cash! You gotta get me out of here, Cash. You hear me, Cash?”
BC: “Oh, hey, Jeets. What’s up? How’s the ankle?”
DJ: “These people are driving me crazy, Cash. I have a suitcase full of Dunder-Mifflin shirts already. They had me autographing tomatoes today. I’m ready, Cash. I swear.”
BC: “I dunno. Doc seems to think you need more time. Your swing isn’t there, yet.”
DJ: ” C’mon, Cash. Please. They serve pizza everywhere here, Cash. Trenton. I’ll go to Trenton. Cash. Seriously. Please.”
BC: “Let me talk to the skipper and see.”
DJ: “Don’t screw me, Cash. Call me back…Cash…Cash!”
And what do you know…According to Craig Carton, Jeter will be back with the Yankees on Friday.