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.