EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

July 28, 2008

Word association with Derek Jeter

By Bill Burt

Eagle-Tribune's Bill Burt played a little word association with New York Yankees great Derek Jeter before last night's game:

Joe Torre: "The best."

Yankee Stadium: "Gonna be missed."

Fenway Park: "Small."

Mariano Rivera: "Best ever."

Bill Belichick: "Great guy. He used to come to Spring Training."

Jorge Posada: "Like a brother."

Jason Varitek: "Competitive."

Yankees fans: "Very intelligent."

Red Sox fans: "They don't like me."

Manny Ramirez: "He can hit."

David Ortiz: "Big Papi."

George Steinbrenner: "The Boss."

Hank Steinbrenner: "The son."

Boston Red Sox: "Rivalry."

Your parents: "Supportive."

Babe Ruth: "Yankee."

New York media: "A lot of them."

Boston media: "Thorough, because you won't end this."