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08:14 AM ET 09.05 | Not only does Derek Jeter not like taking days off, but he doesn't like talking about them, either. Jeter tied a career-high with five RBIs against Toronto, smacking a three-run homer in the third to help get him there. So it was only natural to ask Jeter after the game if he felt refreshed Sunday after getting the day off on Saturday. But Jeter got a bit testy when a reporter brought up the subject. "Let's not start this day off, refresh thing, seriously," a clearly annoyed Jeter said. "... I've been swinging the bat [well] since I've come back from being hurt and I'm pretty sure that during the course of that, I've gotten some hits in ... three days in a row, four days in a row, five days in a row. So let's not start this."

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September 5, 2011  08:32 AM ET

Dude, everyone needs a rest. Even a Yankee.

September 5, 2011  08:59 AM ET

The Captain has proven a lot of people wrong this season. Lots of haters were reporting his demise in the first half of the season... but Jeter has shut a lot of mouths. Mr. 3000 has some ball left in him.

September 5, 2011  09:02 AM ET

Lighten up Derek, even the big guy rested on the seventh day.

September 5, 2011  09:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The Captain has proven a lot of people wrong this season. Lots of haters were reporting his demise in the first half of the season... but Jeter has shut a lot of mouths. Mr. 3000 has some ball left in him.

I was one of those...haha....cap is tipped

September 5, 2011  10:00 AM ET

Looks like Derek has found the fountain of youth, since Minka dumped him.

September 5, 2011  10:14 AM ET

Hall of Fame, look at #s, RUNS,HITS HOME RUNS

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September 5, 2011  10:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The Captain has proven a lot of people wrong this season. Lots of haters were reporting his demise in the first half of the season... but Jeter has shut a lot of mouths. Mr. 3000 has some ball left in him.

Let's leave A-Rod out of this.

September 5, 2011  10:40 AM ET

NEW YORK???After reaching the 3,000-career-hits milestone last week, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter told reporters Monday that he felt a great sense of relief that he could once again go back to not hitting the ball. ???Now that that???s all over with, I can sit back, relax, let my average sink back down to just above .200, and watch everyone debate if I still belong in the starting lineup,??? Jeter said. ???I really don???t feel any pressure to get on base for the rest of the season at all. It???s nice.??? Jeter added that if he does happen to hit the ball, it will probably just be a weak groundout to the right side.

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September 5, 2011  11:08 AM ET

I'm with you Path of Rage! I'm just not convinced he can keep up this pace of .280 when he clearly struggled in the 1st half. Unless he changed his timing. Another month and we'll see who's right.

(and I'm still sore about the playoffs) Haters gonna hate!

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September 5, 2011  11:41 AM ET

As usual everything Jeter does is reported on like he cured cancer, saved Somalian women and children and lifted a bridge off of dying Vietnamese orphans. His numbers are mediocre to good, just like most major league players.

September 5, 2011  12:06 PM ET
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Looks like Derek has found the fountain of youth, since Minka dumped him.

Minka left Jeter for Charlie.

September 5, 2011  12:19 PM ET

actions are louder than words, let the guy do his thing and just watch him from afar!!

September 5, 2011  12:22 PM ET

when jeter hit the wall last year, everybody made wood out from the tree that it was in the ground wonder who was that tree??

September 5, 2011  12:22 PM ET

page two!!

September 5, 2011  12:59 PM ET

"Lighten up Derek, even the big guy rested on the seventh day."

Ha! Well said, 50yearfan. (Actually, I'm a 52-year-fan ... my parents have pictures of me poring over the box scores at age 6.)

 
September 5, 2011  01:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The Captain has proven a lot of people wrong this season. Lots of haters were reporting his demise in the first half of the season... but Jeter has shut a lot of mouths. Mr. 3000 has some ball left in him.

Right On. Thank you, sir :)

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