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 chainâ€™s locations in Greenwich Village with a cup suspiciously marked with the name â€śPhilip,â€ť 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 â€” that would have been a dead giveaway.
It wouldnâ€™t be the first time heâ€™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 â€śJohnny Dramaâ€ť â€” an apparent reference to the HBO show â€śEntourageâ€ť â€” to check into a Seattle hotel with his teammates.
Next time he should go with his middle name â€” Sanderson.Â