Retiring New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is taking time out of his retirement tour to help up-and-coming players effectively deal with groupies that are attracted to professional athletes.
Speaking to players for the Brockton Rox, a summer league team comprised of collegiate players, Jeter advised players on helpful hints such as having a trusted aide to drive the groupies home the next morning, providing them with autographed baseballs, and making sure groupies don’t bring smartphones into the bedroom.
“He really had some great advice,” said Rox pitcher Will Yost. “He said you shouldn’t have a portrait of yourself crossed with a centaur, which totally goes against what Alex Rodriguez told us last season.”
Rox officials say bringing in respected major league players like Jeter is a way they strive to help their players grow beyond the diamond, and hope to have Jeter come back and speak to the players again.
“He’s gonna make a great mentor,” Rox General Manager John Beaubien said of Jeter.