"The Captain," a new Jeter biography coming out next month, is already the subject of speculation.
Is there anything bad to be said about Derek Jeter? If so, we've never heard much about it. Ever since his 1995 debut in the major leagues, the Yankee shortstop has been the recipient or more or less nonstop good press. And it's not just his 11 All-Star elections, five American League Gold Gloves, and overall reputation as one of the greatest baseball players of his generation.
It's more that everyone – opponents included – seems to agree that Jeter is both a gentleman and a class act.
But now a new biography – "The Captain" by ESPN columnist Ian O'Connor – is due for release next month. And some are speculating that a few of the book's revelations may put a dent or two in Jeter's reputation.
"Jeter put A-Rod in the Yankees' 'snubhouse,'" read a New York Post headline this weekend. The piece goes on to quote from the upcoming book, implying that Jeter is at least somewhat to blame for the strained relationship with his teammate Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez.