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Derek Jeter was back at Yankee Stadium on Thursday afternoon, but it wasn’t for anything directly franchise-related that he helped win five World Series titles.
Instead, he joined his business partner Brian Lee to officially launch the Arena Club – a new sports card collecting platform that hopes to serve as a “bridge” between the long-standing hobby of card collecting. sports cards and the booming digital world. sports collectibles.
Between the sports card discussions and the new business venture, Jeter spoke to Fox News Digital about the New York Yankees’ current poor run this season.
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With a 15.5-game lead in the American League East reduced to just five games heading into their final game of their series against the Minnesota Twins, Jeter said the biggest part of the slippage was how they came back from it.
“Every team goes through a tough time. It’s very hard to win. I think a lot of times people assume it’s easy. If it was easy, everyone would do it,” Jeter said. “Everyone goes through a tough time, whether it’s on the field playing baseball or in business, you’re going to have bumps in the road along the way. That’s just part of it, but it’s is how you bounce back.”
Aaron Judge is also a storyline towards the end of the season. He hit his 55th home run of the season on Wednesday and is aiming for the American League record set by Roger Maris, who had 61 dingers.
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“I think he can do it,” Jeter told Fox News Digital, adding that he couldn’t understand what the pressure was like on him because he wasn’t a power hitter. “It’s hard enough to get a hit, let alone a home run. The way he’s performed, especially here in New York, I think if anybody’s able to do that, it’s hard enough. is him.”
The New York Mets’ long distance rival is also among the favorites to make a playoff run and is struggling to shut the door on defending World Series champion Atlanta Braves.
Asked about the possibility of another Subway World Series — now or in the near future — Jeter dismissed the idea.
“Oh, wow man, 2000? When was that before? Jeter asked with a laugh. ” … So.
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“Can I see it happening? You never know.”