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Quote of the Day: Derek Jeter on possibly managing one day

Aug 23, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

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There was some random talk back at the end of the Joe Torre years that it would be fun to make Derek Jeter the Yankees’ player manager.  Setting aside the face that being the manager of the Yankees is more than a full time job and that part of that job is insulating guys like Jeter from scrutiny, that would be fun.

Jeremy Lynn of asked Jeter about managing. I’m getting the impression he’s not keen on the idea:

“No chance. No chance. Nada. Zero. No, not a chance.”

So you’re saying there’s a chance? Er,wait, he’s not even doing that.

Which makes sense. Because when you manage a baseball team, there is scant time to make love to supermodels on piles of cash.  Just ask Don Zimmer.

  1. dondada10 - Aug 23, 2012 at 1:53 PM

    Oddly, this article reminds me of how much a duchebage Skip Bayless is.

    • anon5121 - Aug 23, 2012 at 4:56 PM

      It’s not just Skip Bayless that is the scumbag here. Stephen A. Smith is on air filling in for Michael Kay and he is milking this Jeter nonsense like his life depended on it. This Skip Bayless/ Stephen A. Smith tandem is disgusting. Is this all there is for us fans? C’mon.

  2. Stacey - Aug 23, 2012 at 1:53 PM

    Love the last line.

    • southcapitolstreet - Aug 23, 2012 at 3:08 PM

      You wouldn’t be the first to underestimate Don Zimmer’s sexual prowess or wealth.

    • IdahoMariner - Aug 23, 2012 at 3:11 PM

      No, no, no. HATE the last line. Ewwwwwwwwwwww, don zimmer. Ewwwwwwww.
      Gotta go scrub my brain.

  3. Francisco (FC) - Aug 23, 2012 at 1:56 PM

    Because when you manage a baseball team, there is scant time to make love to supermodels on piles of cash.

    Not to mention Gift Baskets to assemble for the next morning.

  4. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Aug 23, 2012 at 1:58 PM

    Or make love to your money on a pile of supermodels. Really, it is six of one and a half-dozen of the other.

  5. natstowngreg - Aug 23, 2012 at 2:01 PM

    Did he issue a William Tecumseh Sherman-like declaration? If not, he left the door open.

    Come to think of it, did Jeter declare that he wouldn’t run for President? He meets the age (35) standard. Bill Bradley and Jack Kemp ran for President. Though I’ve never heard anyone comment on Jeter’s interest in, or grasp of, public policy. Or, for that matter, whether Jeter is a Democrat or Republican.

    • natstowngreg - Aug 23, 2012 at 4:48 PM

      Guess some here don’t want Derek Jeter to run for President. Or do they?

  6. tfbuckfutter - Aug 23, 2012 at 2:02 PM

    Every time I bang a chick on a pile of my money they complain that the change isn’t stacked evenly and it hurts their spine.

  7. number42is1 - Aug 23, 2012 at 2:02 PM

    Derek Jeter? that PED’s using cheater??!? NEVER!

  8. largebill - Aug 23, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    It was also the only answer he could give that the NY media couldn’t turn around into meaning he wants his current boss’ job. Even if he secretly wants to manage the Orioles due to love of crabcakes, if he showed any interest in managing in the distant future local media would claim he wants the Yankee job right away. So, he was smart to disavow any interest.

  9. crali - Aug 23, 2012 at 2:12 PM

    Jeter doesn’t want to manage – he’s said it a million times, he wants to OWN.

    • 18thstreet - Aug 23, 2012 at 2:14 PM

      I can understand how someone who spent his whole career in New York would think managing would be a terrible job. That said, he’s rich — so why would he want to keep working?

    • protius - Aug 24, 2012 at 1:21 AM

      He wants to own Skip Bayless.

  10. baron30 - Aug 23, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    DJ wants to be the BOSS. He will own (at least a portion of a team w/ face of franchise role like Nolan), not be a manager.

  11. randygnyc - Aug 23, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    My understanding is that Jeter is not interested in continuing in baseball after his. Playing career is over. There’s not enough money involved to tantalize him. Also, he’s essentially put his personal life on hold while he’s playing. I suspect he’ll settle down and have a family. I have heard Derek say he’d be interested in owning a MLB team. That sounds a lot more suitable for him. He’s made nearly $300 million in salary plus nearly $200 million in endorsements.

  12. stoutfiles - Aug 23, 2012 at 2:30 PM

    So we can speculate about Jeter here but Skip isn’t allowed to speculate about Jeter?

    Hey pot, meet kettle…

    • paperlions - Aug 23, 2012 at 2:35 PM

      Apple, meet oranges.

      • stoutfiles - Aug 23, 2012 at 3:52 PM

        “You know, the root of the word Miller is a Greek word. Miller come from the Greek word “milo,” which is mean “apple,” so there you go. As many of you know, our name, Portokalos, is come from the Greek word “portokali,” which mean “orange.” So, okay? Here tonight, we have, ah, apple and orange. We all different, but in the end, we all fruit.”

  13. schaffershokai - Aug 23, 2012 at 8:07 PM

    It’s good that he’s not gonna be a manager. Talented people have a habit of doing this to those less talented than they are:

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