Tying down New York’s most eligible bachelor

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For the last 13 seasons, girls of all ages have screamed with delight whenever Derek Jeter, the city’s most eligible bachelor, steps to the plate. Now, it seems, Derek, no spring chicken as he nears his 35th birthday, may be getting ready to settle down. According to FoxSports.com, Jeter and his recent girlfriend Minka Kelly were house-hunting in LA. Now, it’s perfectly likely that Jeter was simply helping his LA-native lady friend pick out a new home, but you never know. It’ll be a big day in New York when Jeter finally ties the knot.

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  • dlcb

    I would be grateful if you stuck to writing about baseball as opposed to celebrity gossip.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

      There’s always someone who complains about threads like this. I do understand, but we tend to have fun with these types of things in the comments.

      • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/group.php?gid=43434432275 Ace

        I agree. It’s not like Ben posted about Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner naming their baby. He posted about the captain of the Yankees. This is a fun topic to make comments about.

        All I know is I hope she isn’t the cause of the multiple double-play balls Derek hit last year.

        • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          “All I know is […] she isn’t the cause of the multiple double-play balls Derek hit last year.”

          What this book presupposes is… maybe she is?

    • I Remember Celerino Sanchez

      If the blog was all player gossip, all the time, that would suck.

      But, every now and again, if it’s about a Yankee, it’s fun.

      Besides, it’s January, most of the Yanks’ moves have been made, and we still have a few weeks until pitchers and catchers report. You have to fill the void some way!

    • Joba

      get over it.. GO JETE!

    • pa

      Its the middle of freakin january dude not exactly alot going on in yankee land. Plus jeter’s the man. If anybody has the Post around or handy ( i found it on the subway shut up) theres a picture on page 63 thats kind of entertaining. It was taken at last years allstar game. It shows pedroia jeter and youkilis standing on the top step of the dugout. Pedroia is on jeters right, about a foot shorter looking all scrappy and small. Youk is on jeter’s left large, bald, goateed, oafish dumbass look on his face. Then theres the captain in the middle. Tall, statuesque, flashing that smile that has made legs quiver and panties drop for years. To me it’s just so representative of the fundamental differences between ny and beantown. Ny is sleek professional and sexy, boston is a scrappy bunch of misfits.

      • pat

        *pat

      • UWS

        I must say, I’ve never understood the Jeter appeal. In terms of fame, money, star power – yes. But not the physical aspect of it. To me, he’s “just OK.”

        • pat

          More than a few maxim ladies would have a different opinion about mr jeter. Ignoring wether or not you have a boyfriend or husband, I kinda doubt you’d kick him out of a warm bed on a cold morning. Its ok you can be honest uw we’re all friends around here :)

          • jsbrendog

            it might have a lot to do with the milion of dollars, the championship rings, and probably immense charm. hell, im not the best looking guy but a little charm can get you a long way. and millions of dollars and flashy championship rings and national media distribution will get you anywhere

        • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          I’ve actually heard that from a bunch of friends… In fact, I don’t think I know any girls who think he’s so gorgeous. Interesting. I kinda think it’s an age-group thing, like maybe girls who were into baseball or aware of Jeter when he was young when he first came up (he looked very different and was surrounded by guys like Mattingly, O’Neill, Charlie Hayes, Boggs etc who weren’t exactly hits with the pre-teen girl set in NY) were really into him and still are, but the older-man Jeter doesn’t bring in the girls as much. I really shouldn’t think about this anymore, I feel awkward.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      I would be grateful if people would just ignore posts/threads they don’t like. We post at least eight times a day. Something is going to pop up that not everyone cares about.

      • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        But it’s the commenter’s god-given right to complain about (and make stupid and unrelated movie quotes on) every. post. you write.

  • Cam

    I’ve always thought that Jeter has played this dating thing very well, as opposed to say A-Rod. Jeter knows the position he’s in when it comes to being one of the most recognizable and popular athletes in the biggest city in the world. No need to tie himself down too early and have to worry about the constant temptations he is surely surrounded by every where he goes. He has always seemed like someone who wanted to settle down, so now maybe he’s just been there, done that, and he’s ready to be a one girl man. And if that one girl is Mink Kelly, then I’d say he’s got another trophy to add to the case.

    • Al

      Eh, it seems to me to be pretty hard to completely fault A-rod for “this dating thing.” Yeah, the stripper in Toronto wasn’t good, and I’m sure there have been other missteps. But from what I can tell, his wife is as crazy, if not crazier, than A-Rod. I’m sure that has a lot to do with A-Rod’s dating issues.

      • Cam

        Oh for sure, I’m just saying with Jeter never having settled down before, he could romp around with any such whore/stripper/a-list celeb without the Page 6 backlash.

  • A.D.

    I wouldn’t read too much into this yet… he’s helping her find a house, its the off season, he’s bored.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

    I’m terrible with actors’ names, so I Googled Minka Kelly after reading this. Her IMDB page showed up with a purple link, meaning I’ve been there before. I can’t believe I don’t remember because, well, yeah, you’ve seen pictures of her.

    • A.D.

      Must of been another blackout night of looking up attractive women

  • http://www.bronxbaseballdaily.com Rob Abruzzese

    This chick is unbelievably hot. Even if this story is a bit old. Jeter is smart on and off the field.

  • Matthew

    Jeter is playing it right, if she has a house in LA she’s not always round, and he can focus during the season. All of Jeter’s moves on and off the feild are calculated, and this is one of em…

  • RollingWave

    Jeter’s marriage will be bigger news than Obama’s inaguration.

  • KB

    Any possibility that if he did settle down, he would choose to spend his sunset baseball days with Torre and the Dodgers?

    • UWS

      Might we be jumping the gun just a little bit?

      • KB

        Of course, but the question was only whether anyone thought that was even a possibility (as opposed to the typical feeling that he would only ever wear the NY pinstripes).

      • http://deleted Al

        It’s jumping the gun by quite a bit. Who’s to say that Torre will still be a Dodger by then, unless you think Jeter is gonna jump ship when his contract expires in 2010 (?), I think. Jeter leaving after his current contract is unfathomable. However, if Scott Proctor is still a dodger in 5 years, maybe Jeter will want to reunite with him…..

        • Klemy

          Jeter knows the history of the Yankess and where his place is among the best who ever wore the pinstripes. He will not throw that away, no question in my mind.

          • D.B.H.O.F. p.k.a The Last Don

            I agree but what if the Yanks throw it away? Or him away at some point? As much as it makes me sick to see Donnie in that LA uni as a coach, I think that would be a Jeter landing spot if the Yanks ever dumped him.

  • Frank

    Jeter- Don’t do it. Keep playing on and off the field.

  • The Evil Empire

    I enjoy these random post! Keep it up

  • brianyanks

    she is super hot … watch friday night lights, great show.

    • Raul

      That show is getting old.

  • itsaer

    Jeter has always seemed to have a pattern. Woman stick around as long as they don’t get too serious. He’s spends the off season with them, takes them on the obligatory island vacation, they show up at a few charity events a few steps behind him and then when the season starts they’re gone.

    I understand wanting privacy but he looks pained in the few photographs of the 2 of them together I have seen. Interesting that the 1st photo of them together showed up when her TV show was going to premier on Direct TV and the second one days after her show started running on network TV. I’m not saying but just saying.
    This one does seem to have lasted longer than the others so maybe it’s love.

  • Zack

    Minka? What the heck kind of name is that?

    Besides, is there really any doubt that all of these ridiculously hot, incredibly vapid stars Jeter always seems to “date” yet never really spend any time with are anything but a cover. yeah, you know what I mean.

    • jsbrendog

      youre saying jeter is on the downlow? weird

    • http://twitter.com/OldRanger Old Ranger

      Wooooeee! Time for innuendos? Bad call.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      “Besides, is there really any doubt that all of these ridiculously hot, incredibly vapid stars Jeter always seems to “date” yet never really spend any time with are anything but a cover. yeah, you know what I mean.”

      Well… Yeah… Kinda definitely.

      • Zack

        Seriously, be in denial all you want, but all the signs are there. Of course, sports are’t so unbelievably bigoted and closeted in that regard, that it’ll never be open.

        But until Jeter actually has a legit, long relationship, is seen more than once or twice with them in a “normal” situation, and, I don’t know, has a kid, I’ll never buy his act. Yeah, he is so personal in his private life, yet always makes sure everyone knows which catch of the day he’s “with” through the few token appearances. You call it extremely private, I call it something else!

        • Dwnflfan

          Seriously dude you need to get a life. A few token appearances? If he goes anywhere it’s an appearance so unless he just stays at home he’s going to make “appearances”. What exactly is a “normal” situation? For Jeter normal is going to the finest restaurants, the hottest clubs and generally the places that the rich and famous hang. The guy doesn’t spend his evenings at IHOP.

          I’ll admit that the thought has crossed my mind but I don’t believe it because there is absolutely no evidence of it. Not one of his former girlfriends have claimed that he is and some of them wouldn’t mind having another 15 minutes of fame outing him if it were true no doubt.

          He has been very open with the fact that once he decides he likes a girl he introduces her to his parents and his sister. If his sister doesn’t like her the girl is history.

          Your argument is basically; I think he is because he dates a lot of hot women, none of them for very long and shows up only at the hottest events with them. (despite the story that launched this where Jeter is spending a lot of quality time with Minka and seen on the left coast house hunting with her. Is that just a token appearance too?) He hasn’t gotten married and doesn’t have kids. The SHAME! You also describe his dates as “incredibly vapid’ despite knowing none of them personally and then describing sports as “unbelievably bigoted and closeted”. Did you catch the contradiction there Zack?

          How could anyone argue with that logic? :)

          • Zack

            I need to get a life? Really? That’s funny, I’m not the one vigorously defending their beloved superstar from a joke posting just a bit too strongly. Seriously, are you really that committed to disproving my three lines of joke?

            I mean, my God, I called Mariah Carey, Minka Kelly, Lara Dutta, Vanassa Minnillo, Jessica Alba, and Vida Guerra, and Jessica Biel, among the many others, vapid? Because, of course, they are the picture of brilliance. And my God, how dare I! And none of them have come out and said he’s gay? Well, damn, it can’t be true if thats the case!

            So your argument is basically: “None of Jeter’s over 11 superstar “girlfriends” over the course of 11 years have said he’s gay, and since he lives a huge superstar life he can’t be expected to have a normal relationship, and he has said once that he measures his girlfriend’s by if his sister likes them, so how can he possibly be gay, and how dare you joke that he might be! Get a life loser!” Yeah, that argument is TOTALLY indisputable.

            And then you have the cahones to try and claim that baseball ISN’T a ridiculously closed, homosocial, homophobic culture? Riiiiight.

            But of course, its me who need to “get a life.” You a-clown.

        • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          So… Until he has a kid, there’s “no doubt” that he’s gay. Ok. That’s not not dumb.

          • Zack

            Right, because that’s what I said. Again, we’re being a bit over protective aren’t we? That’s not not gay. :)

            • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

              To quote TSJC quoting a movie: “Like my grandfather used to say, the less a man makes declarative statements, the less apt he is to look foolish in retrospect.”

              Easy rule of thumb… If you make a joke that nobody gets or finds funny, then it probably (i) didn’t make much sense as a joke and (ii) wasn’t funny.

  • jsbrendog

    MO will send angels from the bullpen to smile on his marraige whenever jeter does tie the knot. lol, it will be a media fake newspaper circus. POST HAS EXCLUSVIE PICTURES> JETER CUTS CAKE!! DAD SIPS MARTINI!

  • Should be working

    As Jeter gets older, his women get younger. Oh what a life…

    • Klemy

      Amen. lol We should all be so lucky.

    • http://twitter.com/OldRanger Old Ranger

      That’s the way it works…my wife is 17 years younger then I am.

      • pat

        DAMN SON. Please don’t think for a second that anytime somebody disagrees with you lm not gonna chime in with SHUT UP FOOL RANGERS A PIMP.

    • Raul

      i’m fifteen. my goal is to lead the life hes led

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    I can see Jeter getting married at Yankee Stadium a la Joe DiMaggio

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      You think a guy who keeps his personal life as private as possible, given who he is, is going to make a spectacle of himself and get married in Yankee Stadium? Given what we know about him, I can’t see that.

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

        I dunno, given that he’s dated Mariah Carey and Jessica Alba I don’t put it past the realm of possibility

    • Raul

      But then would he get divorced like Dimaggio and Monroe?

  • steve (different one)

    I know that one day Minka and I are gonna to get married on top of a mountain, and there’s going to be flutes playing and trombones and flowers and garlands of fresh herbs. And we will dance till the sun rises. And then our children will form a family band. And we will tour the countryside and you won’t be invited.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      “And we will tour the countryside and you won’t be invited.”

      Can we comment about it here though and make fun of your choice of trombone music?

    • sharon

      hahahahaha! my favorite movie!

  • T.R.

    Amazing how someone who always says they want to keep they’re private life private always has some actress on their arm. I dont ever recall seeing or hearing about ANY regular not famous women that this guy has dated. If the only women that he has dated are the 5 or 6 actresses that last for a little over a year and a couple only months in his nearly 14 years as a Yankee then he is not nearly as big a playboy as he is made out to be. Maybe he is gay and uses them as a smoke screens…..lol.

  • http://sacha123 ashley campbell

    i guess jeter is trying to get over that gorgeous brunette in nyc who dumped him remember hes never been dumped before and this is a way he can probably feel his man power if i had to choose it would have been J FROM NYC shes so HOT at the games all the guys were hitting on her

  • Tom Zig

    When Jeter gets married, I think it should be considered a holiday. Every year, everything closes down and celebrates the marriage of the Jeters.

    Oh and every girl in NY will cry when Jeter gets married.