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Jeter tells it like it is

Derek Jeter is usually a  bland quote.

He wasn't in the aftermath of a 10-3 loss that left the Yankees one game away from elimination in the ALCS.

"They've played better than us, that's pretty much it,"  Jeter said in today's Newsday.  ``They've pitched better than us, they've hit better. When you have that combination, obviously you're going to find yourself behind."

In the movie version, the captain would address the team, rallying the troops to win today and send the series back to Texas.

Jeter is not known to operate that way. Considering his team's plight, maybe he should make an exception.




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