He sure did pull a fast one last night during the Yankees game against the Tampa Bay Rays.
In the top of the seventh inning, Jeter was at the plate when a pitch from the Rays’ Chad Qualls appeared to strike him on the left arm. Slow motion replays, however, showed that the ball hit the end of Jeter’s bat.
Jeter, who stood doubled over while receiving attention from a trainer, confessed that the ball hit the end of his bat and he sold the call to Barksdale with a good acting job.
”He told me to go to first base. I’m not going to tell him I’m not going to first, you know,” Jeter said.
”It’s part of the game. My job is to get on base. Fortunately for us it paid off at the time, but I’m sure it would have been a bigger story if we would have won that game.”
Rays manager Joe Maddon was tossed from the game for arguing the call, but he didn’t fault Jeter.
“If our guys did it, I would have applauded that, too,” Maddon said.
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Summarized from MLB and Fox Sports.