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Derek Jeter laughs off Hank Steinbrenner’s comments

Feb 22, 2011, 11:09 AM EDT

Hank Steinbrenner smoking

As if you expected anything else.  Jeter, when asked about Hank Steinbrenner’s comments from yesterday, basically laughed them off. Ben Shpigel has the full rundown.  You will not be at all surprised to see that Jeter closed with “Owners can say what they want.”

Which is all sad. I mean, how awesome would it have been if Jeter gave a heartfelt and near-teary-eyed defense of himself and the mansion he’s building? If he said that he gave everything he had to the Yankees for the past 16 years and that it pained him deeply to be questioned by Mr. Steinbrenner?

Oh well. That’s why he’s Derek Jeter.

  1. marshmallowsnake - Feb 22, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    Hank the shank…Hank the shank.

    • Utley's Hair - Feb 22, 2011 at 1:14 PM

      Or, as Hal has been heard muttering: “…shank the Hank…shank the Hank…”

  2. phukyouk - Feb 22, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    Leave Jeter Alone.

    • yankeesfanlen - Feb 22, 2011 at 11:51 AM

      No, no. We can pester Derek Sanderson Jeter. It’s ARod we have to leave alone.

      • phukyouk - Feb 22, 2011 at 12:00 PM

        my bad.

  3. Glenn - Feb 22, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    From a competitive standpoint, other than the ghost of Lou Gehrig, I can’t think of any other Yankee that Hank should NOT question. Come to think of it, Hank may be projecting a little bit. He doesn’t look like a fierce one who has fought for what he has and he probably worries a little bit more about mansions than the rest of us.

  4. bigharold - Feb 22, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    “Oh well. That’s why he’s Derek Jeter.”

    Which in the cases translates into not only a HOF SS but intelligent too. There is an old saying that Jeter is clearly adhering to;

    Never argue with an idiot, .. people watching might not be able to tell the difference.

    This is clearly a an opportunity for a minimalist defense thereby allowing Hank to be , .. well Hank.

    Nuff said.

  5. Utley's Hair - Feb 22, 2011 at 11:53 AM

    Next up, Hank will start ripping into Jonny5’s Jeteresque powder room and deck.

    • bigharold - Feb 22, 2011 at 11:57 AM

      “… Jeteresque powder room and deck.”

      You say that like it’s a bad thing.

  6. cleareye1 - Feb 22, 2011 at 12:30 PM

    It must be irritating for an athlete to listen to complaint from some doughy trust fund loser just because he inherited a team from his daddy.

  7. gatorprof - Feb 22, 2011 at 5:42 PM

    Jeter is nothing but class… There are so many openings to have fun with Hank, “Jeter: Hungry? We were Hungry, but not like Hank. He is always hungry which is why he needs an elastic waistband. Owners can say anything they want. I just laugh as a cash their checks and go nail Minka. Hank is just jealous as all his money can’t buy anything close to Minka”

  8. cur68 - Feb 22, 2011 at 10:01 PM

    Damn your oily hide, Jeter! I want to hate you but I hate Hank the stank more. I’m so conflicted…

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