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The Batboy for the Yankees Speaks

The New York Post has an amusing piece today with excerpts from “Clubhouse Confidential,” written by Luis “Squeegee” Castillo, batboy for the Yanks from 1998–2005. I thought this vignette was particularly amusing:

One day, for instance, Bill Clinton walked into the clubhouse with four Secret Service agents. This was after he had been out of office a few months, but everyone still acted as if he was the commander in chief. Players were saying, “Hello, Sir,” and being polite as hell with him until Jeter — in full uniform, on the way out to the game — paused just long enough to say: “Hey, Mr. President, you staying out of trouble?”

Jeter didn’t even stop to have a chat, he continued out to the field. The confused expression on Clinton’s face said it all: Here was a man so shot up with confidence that even running into the president didn’t make him miss a beat.

Hilarious. Jeter said what every person in America was thinking at the time. A Yankees classic moment.

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