Derek Jeter’s words are law in the Bronx.
He was recently asked to try and explain Alex Rodriguez’s season – a .314 average with 54 homers and 156 RBIs – in a USA Today interview.
“I don’t want to try to figure it out,” Jeter said. “I don’t want to ask him. You’d have to ask… No, don’t say anything to him. Leave him alone.”
Those words would stand on these streets, but the American League Division Series starts in Cleveland so Rodriguez is sure to get plenty of attention.
Not that any of it will bother him.
“He’s been focused all season,” said someone at the Crown Diner this morning. “Teams pitch around him and hit him and he just keeps coming. Sooner or later they have to put the ball over the plate and he doesn’t miss it.”
That’s the real law around here these days.