At this point, Yankees stars Derek Jeter and Nick Swisher are probably used to fans asking them for their autographs at inopportune times. Fans are generally pretty ruthless when it comes to seeking the signatures of their favorite players, so we're sure DJ and Swish have had more meals interrupted by autograph seekers than they can count. But, this latest story involving a couple of fans seeking their autographs is just ridiculous.
According to a report in the New York Post, two Maryland State troopers who were working Game 1 of the Yankees' playoff series against the Orioles at Camden Yards on Sunday approached Jeter and Swisher and asked them for their autograph. But, they didn't do it before the game. They didn't do it after the game. They did it during the game! As a matter of fact, they did it in the top of the ninth inning while the Yankees were stringing together runs to help propel them to a 7-2 win.
"Swish was livid," a person who witnessed the request told the Post.
Jeter obviously wasn't happy, either. But, they'll both be happy to know that the state troopers received a call from a high-ranking police official prior to Game 2 last night reminding them that they're at these games to serve and protect, not to add to their autograph collections. Ya know, just in case they couldn't figure that one out on their own.
[via New York Post]