"Obviously, we know how talented Jose Reyes is," Damon told The Post. "I know Alex loves me as a teammate and leading off. Jose Reyes still has 10 to 15 years in the tank; I have five at the most."
So there. The headline of this article by George A. King III actually suggests that not only was the comment a slight to Derek Jeter, but also Damon because A-Rod mentioned that he would love to see Jose Reyes "batting leadoff" for the Yankees. We are reaching now, gentlemen.
After spending double the gross national product of Guam on names like Sabathia, Teixeira and Burnett this offseason, one would assume that professional writers would have plenty of material for columns about the Yankees. But we all know what happens when we assume; you make an ass out of Uma Thurman.