Everyone has talked about Derek Jeter’s batting stride. Players have talked about it. Coaches have talked about it. Reporters have talked about it. Fans have talked about it. At this point, you’d have to think there hasn’t been a more scrutinized step since Neil Armstrong.
But Jeter is done talking about it. After going 1-for-4 on Saturday, Jeter was asked again about his revamped-but-then-not-so-revamped stride that he takes before each pitch.
“I ain’t talking about it anymore,” Jeter said. “I’m good. People made so much about it. I’m fine.”
It should be said that Jeter was as polite and courteous as he always is with the media; he just wanted to everyone know he’s finished with this particular subject. His reasoning? There isn’t much left to say.
“”What am I doing?” Jeter said. “I’m not doing anything different really. I’ve talked about it enough, to be quite honest with you. I’m not thinking about it, I’m just hitting so I feel pretty good.”
Chad and I, on the other hand, are not bound by this new omerta and so I can assure you that we’ll probably talk about Jeter’s stride (and hitting) plenty more this season, including tonight when I host another LoHud Live Chat! (how about that segue???)
Come on by as you get ready for tonight’s series-finale. I’ll be starting up the chat at 6:30 p.m. and taking your questions for a half hour or so … including any and all on Derek Jeter.