Jeter to Hokies: 'Just don't hit me'
Two weeks after all the fun that was USF playing the Yankees in spring training, the Bronx Bombers haven't forgotten about the Bulls. In a conference call to advance the Yankees' exhibition Tuesday at Virginia Tech, Yankees star Derek Jeter referenced the USF game, which saw him plunked on the left elbow by USF's Shawn Sanford in the first inning.
"Just don't hit me," Jeter said, according to the Roanoke (Va.) Times. "We played USF our first spring-training game; I got hit in my first at-bat. ... I'll step over them [if they make a hard slide]. Just don't hit me with your pitch."
Bulls hoops fans might remember Paige Greenberg, Seth's daughter, who played volleyball at V-Tech and is now working for Hokies website "Planet Blacksburg." During the teleconference, she asked Jeter if he'd "finally be able to find a girlfriend" when he arrived on campus.
"We're only there for a few hours," Jeter said with a laugh, according to the Times. "But if you have anyone in mind, let me know."