Derek Jeter Mansion: Is Hank Steinbrenner Right?

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derek jeter mansionDerek Jeter's mansion, in Tampa, Fla., is making headlines almost as big as the star shortstop usually does. On Monday, New York Yankees owner Hank Steinbrenner responded to a reporter's question about why his baseball team failed to go the distance last season by saying, "Too busy building mansions?"

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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