"Like I’m giving them signed baseballs and pictures of myself on the way out! Who comes up with a story like that?" He laughs, incredulous. "It said the reason people found out was because I gave the same girl the same basket and I had forgotten I’d given her one — like there are so many people coming through I forgot!"
While Jeter showed a good sense of humor about the gift basket question, his reaction was quite different when the New York Magazine writer tried to bring up his relationship with Alex Rodriguez.