Obama: Jeter’s a “classic”
Derek Jeter’s name came up Sunday on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press,’ as President Barack Obama lauded the Yankees captain for passing Lou Gehrig’s hits record.
Obama called Jeter “a classic.” Jeter said that he wasn’t aware he’d been mentioned.
“Classic,” Jeter said at Safeco Field, walking toward the bat rack.
Obama declined to make solid playoff picks until his White Sox are eliminated, but mentioned the Cardinals and Yankees as having solid seasons. Jeter and Obama met briefly at the All-Star Game in St. Louis, with Obama telling Jeter he was a fan.
“It was probably the thing I’ll take most out of this All-Star Game,” Jeter said then. “He just said that he was a fan. That’s kind of hard to believe when you think about presidents, but that’s pretty nice to hear.”