Why we love Derek Jeter

From an article on espn.com by ESPN.com news services

“At his Turn 2 Foundation dinner on Wednesday night in Wesley Chapel, Fla., Yankees captain Derek Jeter dodged questions about the book, co-written by Torre and Sports Illustrated’s Tom Verducci.

Jeter did speak about the Yankees’ additions of CC Sabathia, A.J. Burnett and Mark Teixeira, taking his usual low-key approach.

“Do you get rings for that? For being the champions of winter?” Jeter said. “Pretty much, if you think about it, every year we have a good team on paper. We get an opportunity to win. But you don’t win for just having good players on paper. You have to go out there and you have to perform. You have to play well at the right time.””

That’s why we love Derek Jeter. He’s not interested in making a headline in regards to side distractions. He just wants to win, badly. And even if he doesn’t feel that way in his real life, he at least makes you, as a fan, feel like it.

In today’s sports world, almost every star athletes says exactly how they feel whenever a microphone is stuck in front of their face. Not Derek. Never has been his style.

Read the rest of the article @ http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3869467

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