Guilty As Charged: Derek Jeter Admits To Stealing Piece of "Old Yankee Stadium"

Shashwat BaxiCorrespondent IJanuary 30, 2009

New York, NY~ If anyone could get away with stealing something from "The House that Ruth Built", it would be Derek Jeter.

With all of the controversy surrounding the change in ballparks and the demolition of the "Old Yankee Stadium", Jeter continued to keep silent on what he wanted to take. Even though hundreds of reporters badgered him about what he wanted as a memento of the stadium, Derek kept silent about it until today.

As reported in the New York Times, Derek Jeter admitted to stealing the sign that hung above the tunnel leading from the clubhouse the field. Mind you, this was not just any old sign. This was the blue banner that read "I want to thank the Good Lord for making me a Yankee" ~ Joe DiMaggio!

Of course that particular piece of Yankee Stadium memorabilia would have probably made the Yankees a good amount of money,but Yankee brass is reported to be fine with The Captain having stolen it!

Could there be anything more fitting for the Yankee Captain to have taken? As the most beloved Yankee of this generation, Derek Jeter fits right into the mold of the Yankee Clipper.

Derek Jeter, who now holds the record for most hits at Yankee Stadium 1.0, will have a piece of the stadium to remind him of the "House" that he made a home. If Jeter plays the same way in Yankee Stadium 2.0 as he did in the old place, the Yankees would let him take whatever he wants!