Derek Jeter Doesn’t Care If You’re a Boston Red Sox Fan
Derek Jeter seems to have a better relationship with Red Sox fans now that he’s retired from baseball.
The former Yankees shortstop stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers on Tuesday night and chatted with the New England-bred host about how Boston fans treat him these days.
Jeter didn’t seem to mind when Meyers, a diehard Red Sox supporter, revealed that his newborn son will be raised to root for Boston.
“You always meet people time and time, and they always say, ‘I’m sorry, but I’m a Boston fan.’ I really, I don’t care if you’re a Boston fan,” Jeter said. “That’s fine. We’re not at the stadium. Just don’t yell at me at restaurants.”
The New York sports star went on to say that Boston fans haven’t been as tough on their rival teams after winning a few World Series trophies. Jeter wouldn’t go so far as to say that he was happy to see the Red Sox win, but he is glad that their fans are treating him better.
“I can say this now because I’m retired, but the Boston fans have softened up since you guys have won,” Jeter said. “It pains me to say it, but I’m almost — I won’t say it. I’m not happy you won. But you treat me a lot better.”
Check out more from Jeter’s interview with Meyers below.