Jeter: It just keeps getting better
As the Yankees prepared to gather on the field for the first time as a full unit in 2010, Derek Jeter was sitting in front of a microphone in the party tent off the third-base side at George M. Steinbrenner Field, which hasn’t exactly been the most fun place in Tampa the last few years.
It was there that Andy Pettitte talked about performance-enhancing drugs in 2008, and Alex Rodriguez did the same last spring around this time. Jeter had an issue to talk about as well, his expiring contract, but he handled that all in typical Captain fashion.
“This is the only organization I’ve ever wanted to play for,” Jeter said. “That’s still true today. I was a Yankees fan growing up, and this is where I want to be. I’ve never envisioned myself playing anywhere else, and hopefully I don’t have to.”
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Jeter said that he wants to keep playing “as long as I can, as long as I’m having fun, and as long as I’m being productive.” And why would he leave now? After all, he finally got his Spring Training morning with the cameras and bright lights.
“It keeps getting better,” Jeter said, with a laugh. “I’m out here in the tent with you guys this year. It just keeps getting better and better.”