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.