Showalter – Jeter was late on famous flip play
Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter spoke to the media before Mondays game about New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and the famous “flip play”. Apparently Jeter after all quite in the position he should have been in on the play.
“Everyone’s saying it’s a great play, but that’s where he’s supposed to be,” Showalter said. “But at the time, I remember [Butterfield] and I talked about it, and Butter said, ‘He’s actually two steps tardy.'”
Showalter offered the anecdote during a press conference called specifically for him to discuss Jeter before tonight’s Yankees-Orioles game at Camden Yards. He told it lightheartedly and added, “I won’t tell him that until after [his retirement].”(ESPN New York)
I guess those Yankee haters that call it a broken and lucky play might be right after all. I mean if Jeter and the Yankees practiced this play and he was late, then it was broken after all wasn’t it?
Buck sad some other things about Jeter made said he’ll have to hold off on the praise till he officially retires. “I try to stay away from looking at him,” he said. “He knows we’re not going to do a lot of suck-face until he quits playing for the other team.”
Buck’s comments on the flip play make you wonder if Jeter was actually on time on the play would he have made the play?