A lovable old man called in to New York sports talk radio to share his thoughts on what the Yankees should give Jeter in his upcoming negotiations. It's naive, and foolish, and probably a pretty accurate microcosm for the fanbase.

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No one ever said the fans, not even a season ticket holder for 50 years, were expected to grasp the nuances of the sport as business. But a little humility would be appreciated in the same hot stove session where the country is expecting you to offer a blank check to a certain free agent pitcher. Jeter will make his demands, and the Yankees will counter, and they will meet closer to the former than a Solomonic compromise. So perhaps "Joe D." isn't so far off base when he suggests the Yankees can open the coffers without fear of emptying them.

Adorable Old Man Says What Most Yankee Fans Are Thinking About Derek Jeter [Sports Grid]