Derek Jeter Mansion: Is Hank Steinbrenner Right?
The comment was widely interpreted as a dig at Jeter, who just completed work on his 30,875-square-foot, 7-bedroom, 9-bathroom estate, dubbed "St. Jetersburg" by the locals. AOL Real Estate reported on the mammoth residence earlier this month, and wondered whether it was a tax shelter.
Of course, Steinbrenner may have been referring to other Yankees as well, many of whom own super-sized homes. On Steinbrenner apologized on Tuesday, saying his comment was just a poorly phrased euphemism. Nonetheless, the New York Post declared in bold block letters: "YANK BOSS: WE LOST OVER JETER MANSION."
While Jeter has contributed more than his share to the Bronx Bombers over the last decade -- both in onfield performance and team spirit -- that ginormous mansion sure does look like it could weigh on a guy.
Check out photos of Jeter's home below.
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