Jeter’s prized Joe D theft

The RAB Radio Show - January 29, 2009, Episode 11
A look at the Yanks' pitching depth

Four months after Yankee Stadium closed, Derek Jeter finally owned up to his cut of the looting. He took the famous Joe DiMaggio sign that used to hang in the runway from the clubhouse to the dugout. Long visible only to non-Yankees on the Stadium tour, the sign will, as New Stadium Insider notes, now be on view only to those who see the insides of Derek’s bedroom.

The RAB Radio Show - January 29, 2009, Episode 11
A look at the Yanks' pitching depth
  • Manimal

    Why wouldn’t they move it to the new stadium? What good does it do in his house?

    • Matt

      The new stadium has yet to prove it’s a real Yankee like Jeter has.

  • UWS

    OK, can you all imagine the shitstorm that would’ve broken out had ARod taken that sign?

    • Mike A.

      No kidding.

    • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

      Torre’s book would be reprinting as we speak.

      • Jamal G.

        I literally laughed out loud at this comment.

  • Colombo

    Damn, as if, “Hi, I’m Derek Jeter,” wasn’t a good enough line…

  • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

    In his bedroom?

    First he doesn’t pay for their parking, now he wants them to thank the Good Lord he’s a Yankee?

  • Brandon

    And now Yankees’ fans everywhere wish they were women on the Maxim Top 100 list, what is the world coming to?

  • Marcus

    Wouldn’t the sign serve a better purpose being in the Hall of Fame?

  • A.D.

    I’m going with the “it should be in the new stadium” line of thinking. We love you Jeter, but put that in the new stadium

    • Ben K.

      I’m with you on that.

      Although who knows how many times that sign has been replaced and refurbished? They’ll hopefully have one at the new stadium and it may be just as non-unique as the one Jeter has.

      • Manimal

        True. Or maybe they are going to try and top the old stadium. Who needs one quote when you can have a whole hallway of quotes.

      • Lissette

        From pics that i’ve seen its etched onto a wall at NYS

  • Aaron

    Good for him. Let him have it for awhile. One of my favorite photos has always been the one of him passing through the tunnel and tapping his hand on it.

    • Will


    • Balls Deep

      No problem with him having it… the quote is in the new stadium. no harm; but love the comment earlier on ‘what if ARod had it”… that bastard gets no rest from the criticism. Can’t wait for ARod’s book “Sorry, I’m not Derek Jeter, Get Over it”

      • UNION YES.

        Yeah really. Leave the man alone. We have damn criminals playing ball like Brett Myers, Brian Giles, and others. As far as I know, A-Rod hasn’t physically hurt anyone, taken any drugs, or broken the law. Free A-Rod.

      • Tom Zig

        I’d buy his book, bet it’d be an interesting read


    I don’t even think they were planning on moving Joe D’s sign to the new stadium in the first place. I’m sure the Yankees planned way ahead of time about which stuff was going to be transfered. I also wouldn’t be suprised if a memo went out within the organization outling the items that were off limits. Besides, I’d rather it be in Jeter’s bedroom than on the Steiner Sports’ website. It would be pretty special to have it in the new park though. Don’t fret guys, there’ll be plenty of old Yankee Stadium flair next door. Perhaps some new items that will bring with it new traditions.

  • Drew

    stop the hating. I sense the need for a new episode of cribs. If anyone deserves a keepsake from the stadium that he’ll surely cherish it’s DJ. 2 weeks left till P and C report! yahooooo

  • PeteQ

    I like that Steiner coment ,Im surprized there not diggin up graves and sellin bone cards.

  • Robert

    A picture of said sign I took this summer.

  • Yankeegirl49

    If its not going to be in the new stadium..and I can’t have it, Im glad he does. I cant think of a person who embodies that statement more than Jeter.

  • Matt

    Props to Jeter. That’s ballin as hell.

  • Gary

    You’re Derek Jeter. You have picked up a woman for the night. Vegas says the odds she is a spectacular babe? Well Vegas makes bets to win money not lose it so they won’t take that particular betting line. So Derek, do you need that sign in your bedroom? I mean, If I was God, and I have a woman to make love to, I’d take down all reminders that I was God and proceed to booty town. Bring the sign back, Jete. It’s a part of Yankee lore not a sex toy.