Captain Re-Visited

Bob Klapisch has a piece talking about his belief that Teixeira will be the new Jeter. He's wrong. Nobody can come into a clubhouse at age 29 and become the face of the franchise. Sure, Tex will be a good influence and a nice clubhouse guy. He's clean shaven and polite like Yankees are supposed to be, but he isn't Jeter. He isn't a lifelong Yankee. He didn't earn greatness as a Yankee. He hasn't won a ring. He probably will while he's in New York, but he can't be the next Jeter. Jeter isn't going to leave the Yankees until he's leaving baseball for good.

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