Something I just read that I wanted to share, in case some of us didn't see it....
I am going to miss this guy soo ****ing bad when he retires.Derek Jeter reportedly made a special phone call to the mother of slain Newtown teacher, Victoria Soto, just hours after Donna Soto laid her daughter to rest Wednesday.
The New York Yankees star made the surprise call to Donna Soto — who said Jeter was her daughter's favorite player — after saying, "Vicki loved the Yankees" as part of her eulogy.
The 27-year-old Vicki Soto was killed Friday as she shielded her first-grade students from the gunman who killed 25 other people at the Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday. She is being hailed as a true lifesaver for her selfless action.
"Vicki loved the Yankees — that was part of her eulogy," her cousin James Wiltsie said Wednesday night. "No one in the family reached out, so (Jeter) must have heard about it and ... reached out," reported the New York Daily News.
Wiltsie would not give details of the conversation but did say Vicki's mom was spiritually uplifted after hearing Jeter's voice.
"It was a surprise and unexpected. Donna was ecstatic over it and very happy. She spoke to him for quite some time," he said. "Nothing is going to fix the fact that she had to bury her daughter today. But I'm happy that it brought some comfort to know that people recognize Vicki as a hero."
Vicki's sister Carlee tweeted about the family's excitement and appreciation.
"Derek Jeter just called my mom!!!!! Thanks Vicki, she needs it thank you @yankees this meant a lot to my mother and all of us."
It was probably just a few moments of the rehabbing Yankee Captain's time but you can't deny the gesture went a long way in the healing process. And he did it in typical Jeter style — without any fanfare.
New York Yankees
FC Bayern Munchen
Bundesliga: Wins- 25 / Draw- 3 / Loss- 2
DFB-Pokal-Wins- 5 / Loss- 0 Finals vs Borussia Dortmund
Champions League- Semi-Finals vs. Real Madrid.
1st Leg- April 23rd in Madrid.
2nd Leg- April 29th in Munich.
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I did hear about that, kudos to Jeter.
Sad thing, people will probably use this as an example while going on and on about his clutchness and leadership abilities, when it should be separate.
Did she get a gift basket with a signed ball? IJS
Rangers and Pierzynski close to a one year deal.
Pretty amazing that the Yankees didn't seem to have any interest. Chris Stewart as the Yankees starting catcher in 2013? Good stuff.
Why are we not checking into this guy? Had a great year last year, could use another arm...this 189 mil **** is really starting to piss me off...
Off-season thread. Says..
ha thanks I didnt look at that
Cash has definitely been too quiet this off season. Anybody thinking what im thinking?...Another big time stealth trade
( ) Sign McCann
( ) Resign Reynolds
( ) Sign one of: Beltran, Ellsbury, Choo
( ) Win Bidding/Sign Tanaka
( ) Sign Balfour
( ) Sign Drew
You have to laugh when they say they didn't want Pierzynski because of his defense though. Cervelli is terrible defensively and Stewart is a 30 year old career backup who can't hit at all. They do like his pitch framing so maybe they are hoping that can carry the team.