Jeter spent five minutes answering reporters’ questions while signing for the fans, then signed for another two minutes before driving off. Jeter laughed heartily when told that Randy Levine, the Yankees president, had said that his Labrador retriever that he had entered in the Westminster Dog Show reminded him of Jeter because of his calmness. If Jeter had a snappy retort, he kept it to himself.
And Jeter offered a nugget of news: besides playing long toss, hitting in the batting cage and fielding ground balls on the infield grass, he ran on a treadmill Monday for the first time since breaking his left ankle last October in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium.
Maybe a few hours on the treadmill will help Jeter get rid of that spare tire.