Is he always like that? Yes, he is. And that may be the best thing you can say [Thursday about Jeter's] chances of coming back and bein'>

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Jeter at his defiant best

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06:58 AM ET 04.26 | Forgive folks who don't know Derek Jeter for wondering: Is he always like that? Yes, he is. And that may be the best thing you can say [Thursday about Jeter's] chances of coming back and being the Derek Jeter we remember. No one really knows now whether he will. No one really knows now whether he can. ... But defiance may be the role Derek Jeter plays best. Defiance is the role he played Thursday, in his first (and he says only) news conference about the setback he suffered last week, when a CT scan showed another break in his left ankle he originally broke last October. "Is he always like that?" asked a couple of major-league scouts who watched the press conference on television. Yes, he is.

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April 26, 2013  08:13 AM ET

Captain is the role he plays best. Strong will is just in his DNA.

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April 26, 2013  09:07 AM ET

Two more months on the shelf, at the very least.

April 26, 2013  09:31 AM ET

He has always been cocky and he will always remain cocky. Ever see that little smirk on his face when he plays? It's him. either you accept it or you don't.

April 26, 2013  10:01 AM ET

How succesful do you think he would have been over the years if he let people tell him he can't, he won't, or not expect a lot? What exactly do these people expect him to say? Totally stupid.

April 26, 2013  12:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Captain is the role he plays best. Strong will is just in his DNA.

Dater of hot women is his favorite role.
And the rest of us wish we could live his life for a week.

April 26, 2013  12:04 PM ET

Fishy Season is about to begin !!!

 
April 26, 2013  03:54 PM ET

It was that don't take me out of game attitude. Yeah my ankle hurts but I'll play through it. Right up to the point he broke that ankle. Had he sat out and had the ankle checked out when it first bothered him per haps 15 day DL might have prevented break. It could have healed during off season and may have been ready on opening day. Of course hind sight is 20/20.

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