Yankees head honcho, Hank Steinbrenner was reportedly directing a statement toward Jeter in the past week, saying, “ Some of the players are too busy building mansions and other things and not concentrating on winning.”
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Jeter is surely one of the stars busy building mansions – his massive $7.7 million mansion located on Davis Islands, Tampa was just completed in January. The mansion is 30,000-square-feet and has been dubbed “St.Jetersburg” since construction began in 2008.
Jeter responded to Steinbrenner on Tuesday in a locker-room interview, “We can have a difference of opinion but I didn’t sense that at all, I thought guys were ready to play. We just lost to a team that was better than us. That’s my point of view.”
He went on to, “My name wasn’t brought up,” Jeter said. “He didn’t say my name. I know there’s an assumption, but I look at the positive side of it. My name didn’t come out of his mouth.”