Derek Jeter and the rest of the Yankees are less than pleased with the new Mark Shapiro brainchild "ESPN Hollywood." After the show ran an item on "the ladies of Derek Jeter," the team went on the offensive.
. The Yankees are mad at an ad that apparently insinuates the show's cameras accompanied shortstop Derek Jeter's night on the town with a female companion.
Of course, they didn't and Yankees spokesman Rick Cerone called the effort "low-rent tabloid." ESPN said it was merely promoting a show on eligible bachelors.
Cerone told the Journal-News of White Plains, N.Y., "I've already had guys tell me, "Don't ask me to do anything for them.'"
However, we do hear that host Mario Lopez has been known to follow Jeter's rejected flames around, raising his eyebrows rapidly, saying, "You know, I was on 'Saved By The Bell.' I was!"
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