Derek Jeter wanted to get a success REALLY badly, OK?!
The previous New York Yankees shortstop went on The Tonight Present on Wednesday to hang around with longtime host Jimmy Fallon. And whereas he was on set, the previous Yankee nice revealed one thing very attention-grabbing — and salacious — about his enjoying profession!
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At one level, Jeter sat down for an on-show sport with Fallon and singer Rita Ora. The sport was referred to as “True Confessions,” and all three stars got two envelopes — one containing the reality and one containing a lie. Then, they learn out the chosen envelope, and the opposite two on stage have to determine if they’re mendacity or not.
Jeter went first, picked the second envelope, and browse out loud:
“I as soon as wore a thong in public in entrance of hundreds of individuals.”
Ora and Fallon had been thrown by the declare, and each responded that they thought the story was false. However Jeter revealed in any other case, saying:
“It’s the reality.”
Jimmy was beside himself, and stated at one level:
“What are you speaking about? What on this planet?!”
So, the famous person shortstop settled in to inform the story. As he recalled, all of it took place in 2004, when he was going by way of a depressing stoop on the plate one summer time:
“I’m going to in the end remorse enjoying this sport however let me clarify. I had a brand new teammate that I performed with in 2002, and he at all times had a gold thong hanging from his locker. And he instructed me, ‘anytime you wrestle, you put on the gold thong, you’re assured to get a success.’ Now, I believed the man was loopy. So, in 2004, I went by way of the worst offensive stretch in my profession. And on daily basis, I’d stroll in, and he’d level on the thong. So, lastly I wore the thong. Now, it wasn’t a thong-to-skin. I had shorts on beneath. So I put the thong over the shorts. First pitch, dwelling run.”
Yankee Doodle DAMN!!
However is it truly true?!?! In spite of everything, there’s no approach to confirm it!
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So, because it seems, the golden thong speak seems to be legit!! In a 2015 interview with the Newark Star-Ledger, former MLB slugger Jason Giambi — who performed for the Yankees from 2002 by way of 2008 — defined that it was his golden thong. And he confirmed he truly gave it to Jeter throughout a depressing stoop in 2004!!
Giambi stated to the newspaper on the time:
“The golden thong is famous. It’s by no means not gotten a success. Nicely, it was simply, you understand, it was his first stoop. I don’t suppose the man’s ever slumped in his profession. He’s unbelievable. You recognize, the gold thong, he needed to get out of it.”
The slugger additionally confirmed in that almost eight-year-old interview that Jeter did in truth hit a house run on the primary pitch whereas carrying the golden thong:
“I by no means gave it to anyone. I’d typically put it of their locker. I’d typically begin mentioning I’m going to provide a gold thong if you happen to don’t get out of this stoop. Typically I’d break it out as a result of they didn’t need to put on the gold thong. And more often than not it simply ended up of their locker. And anyone who’s worn it has gotten a success. I simply know first pitch, dwelling run and the stoop was over.”
Nicely how about that?! A golden thong! Who knew??
You’ll be able to see Jeter inform the entire story on Fallon’s late-night present (beneath):
And re-live his extra conventional sit-down interview on set with Fallon, as nicely:
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