Originally written on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 11/15/14
Being New York's most recognizable sports celebrity didn't stop Derek Jeter from trying the the old phony name ruse to pick up a cup of coffee at a Starbucks Wednesday afternoon. The Yankee shortstop was spotted yesterday leaving one of the coffee chain’s locations in Greenwich Village with a cup suspiciously marked with the name “Philip,” reports The New York Post. The Yankee captain may have been trying to go incognito as he picked up a cup of joe but even his horizontal pinstriped T-shirt couldn't throw off the over-caffeinated hipsters. Good thing he wasn't wearing his walking boot — that would have been a dead giveaway. It wouldn’t be the first time he’s operated under an alias, so it must have worked before. In 2007, The Smoking Gun Web site published a bill that showed the currently injured baseball star used the pseudonym “Johnny Drama” — an apparent reference to the HBO show “Entourage” — to check into a Seattle hotel with his teammates. Next time he should go with his middle name — Sanderson. 
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