Truth & Rumors > MLB

Jeter offers encouraging update

Views
8698
Comments
734

08:11 AM ET 02.06 | In Tampa, Derek Jeter started the week taking some swings off a tee and fielding a few dozen slow ground balls. "I probably won't be out there playing in a game the first game," Jeter said of the Feb. 23 spring-training opener against the Braves in Orlando. "I guess we have to sit down with our trainers and doctors to see what our plan is when I start playing games." But he remains confident he is heading in the right direction. "You've got to progress and I've been progressing just fine," Jeter said. ... His primary focus remains being back at shortstop for the regular-season opener against the the Red Sox. "The goal is April 1 when we start our season, so I'm right where I need to be," Jeter said.

New York Post

Derek Jeter, Getty Images Derek Jeter, Getty Images
February 6, 2013  08:44 AM ET

In other words... Jeter on track for opening day..... a lot of words to say that....

February 6, 2013  08:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

In other words... Jeter on track for opening day..... a lot of words to say that....

I thought so too.

February 6, 2013  09:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

In other words... Jeter on track for opening day..... a lot of words to say that....

Yeah ... but how many steps did he lose because of the injury? Ankles are never the same after being broken.

February 6, 2013  09:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Yeah ... but how many steps did he lose because of the injury? Ankles are never the same after being broken.

Absolutely - if he only loses 1/2 a step he'll be luck....

February 6, 2013  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Absolutely - if he only loses 1/2 a step he'll be luck....

My inner alacran came out...

he'll be lucky.....

February 6, 2013  09:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

My inner alacran came out...he'll be lucky.....

At his age ... it'll be a step at least I think. Father Time always wins.

February 6, 2013  09:31 AM ET

psssttt.... hey, Jeter (as I open my overcoat) I got syringes... cheep!

February 6, 2013  09:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

psssttt.... hey, Jeter (as I open my overcoat) I got syringes... cheep!

Just kidding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

February 6, 2013  09:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

At his age ... it'll be a step at least I think. Father Time always wins.

Of course - to me... I'd take him even now with a step lost.... he's still good....

February 6, 2013  09:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Just kidding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh... I thought they were just syringes.... didn't think YOU'D have anything in them... ;-)

February 6, 2013  09:45 AM ET

I remember when ARod first came to the Yankees and my mom, from day 1, said she didn't like him because he said he was better than Jeter.

And, I always said "But, mom, Arod is better."

She would just give me that disdainftul stare moms have and I knew no matter what I said she would never agree with me.

Now, just last night we were talking about ARod and the the same issue came up and I said "When he said that he was better than Jeter, but, now... who knows because he was probably always juicing, so, maybe Jeter really was the better player all along."

Funny, how that **** works out sometimes.

Never the biggest Jeter fan in my life but I would have always found a spot for him on my team. He would play hard and just seemed to have a certain common sense approach to playing the game. And he always seemed to give respect to the game and to his elders in the game as well as outside ofthe game.

Parents taught him well.

February 6, 2013  09:50 AM ET

Or here for Thread o'Day....

February 6, 2013  09:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I remember when ARod first came to the Yankees and my mom, from day 1, said she didn't like him because he said he was better than Jeter. And, I always said "But, mom, Arod is better." She would just give me that disdainftul stare moms have and I knew no matter what I said she would never agree with me. Now, just last night we were talking about ARod and the the same issue came up and I said "When he said that he was better than Jeter, but, now... who knows because he was probably always juicing, so, maybe Jeter really was the better player all along." Funny, how that **** works out sometimes.Never the biggest Jeter fan in my life but I would have always found a spot for him on my team. He would play hard and just seemed to have a certain common sense approach to playing the game. And he always seemed to give respect to the game and to his elders in the game as well as outside ofthe game. Parents taught him well.

Agree 100% - he plays well, respects the game, and has respect for himself when not between the lines..... I have the utmost respect for Jeter...... no signs of juicing... just a hardnosed ball player....

February 6, 2013  09:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Agree 100% - he plays well, respects the game, and has respect for himself when not between the lines..... I have the utmost respect for Jeter...... no signs of juicing... just a hardnosed ball player....

Oh - and he respects others when not between the lines as well....

February 6, 2013  09:54 AM ET

dum, dee dum... de doe ... (just hanging around; waiting for anyoe nto show up...) ... dumm dee doe...
"There she comes just a walking doen the street
Snapping her fingers and shuffling her feet ...
Holdin' my hand just as natural as can be, singin' "Do wah diddy diddy singing Do wah diddy dum diddy do..."

Better than that damn green lizard anyway.

February 6, 2013  09:55 AM ET

ahhh.. someone is here.

February 6, 2013  09:58 AM ET

Sometimes I wish people wouldn't marinade in their purfume or cologne.... Damn... I'm in an aisle cubicle (at least I have walls) - and sometimes the most pungent odors come wafting ... nah.... not wafting..... roiling ... thats better.... roiling over the walls.....

February 6, 2013  10:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

dum, dee dum... de doe ... (just hanging around; waiting for anyoe nto show up...) ... dumm dee doe... "There she comes just a walking doen the streetSnapping her fingers and shuffling her feet ... Holdin' my hand just as natural as can be, singin' "Do wah diddy diddy singing Do wah diddy dum diddy do..." Better than that damn green lizard anyway.

You forgot to flip a quarter to Bill Murrary and Harold Ramis....

February 6, 2013  10:01 AM ET

Oh... and feed the pirhanah in the barrell.... They like wings a lot....

 
February 6, 2013  10:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

You forgot to flip a quarter to Bill Murrary and Harold Ramis....

ahem... "Moody Blues", my man.. .The "Moody Blues".
(flips belated silver dollar)

Comment

Remember to keep your posts clean. Profanity will get filtered, and offensive comments will be removed.


Truth & Rumors

MOST POPULAR

  1. 1
    Kerr 'absolutely expects' Knicks offer
    Views
    1713
    Comments
    1433
  2. 2
    No return timetable for Lightning MVP
    Views
    851
    Comments
    218
  3. 3
    Yankees, Mets, Red Sox among Hanrahan hopefuls
    Views
    2951
    Comments
    168
  4. 4
    Niners table talks with Kaepernick
    Views
    1150
    Comments
    64
  5. 5
    ... So, L.A. will line up for Love and Durant
    Views
    5615
    Comments
    48

SI.com

SI Photos