Progress, people! The two sides met on Tuesday, said nice things about each other on Wednesday and grew closer to actually making a deal today. We don’t know what the Yankees’ new offer to Jeter is (unless I just haven’t read about it yet), but once he and his agent digest it and make their counter (if they haven’t already), we could be looking at the end of our long national nightmare.
It would sure be sweet if Cashman could head into the meetings in Orlando with his shortstop and closer locked up, so he can focus on a pitcher whose last name rhymes with a TV show.
Speaking of TV shows, tonight’s Jeter Countdown Video is a real oldie from the vault. No, Jeter’s not in it. Monty Hall is. It’s a clip from “Let’s Make A Deal,” and it’s instructive. The contestant had an opportunity to win $10,000 but she was perfectly content to walk away with $2,000. I hope Jeter feels the same way, relatively.
P.S. For those who expressed an interest in watching me sit at a table and talk for an hour about book publishing, here’s the link to the local TV show I was on. It’s called “Literary Gumbo.” Don’t expect a fancy set (it was a cable access channel) or a lot of laughs. But if you think you’d enjoy listening in as two publishing veterans trade war stories, you might want to check it out.
UPDATE: Hooray that Mo is safely back in the fold and we’ll be treated to another two years of “Enter Sandman!” Cross that one off the To-Do List, with a Jeter deal sure to follow. I have a busy weekend of movie screenings coming up and I’m not allowed to have my phone turned on while I’m in the theater, so I’d really like the Captain’s deal to be done by tomorrow night. Which reminds me, Saturday’s screening is “Frankie and Alice,” an indie film starring Halle Berry that’s getting Oscar buzz for her as Best Actress. She’ll be here for a Q&A after the movie. How much do I want to ask her about David Justice?