Found February 28, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:
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Any Derek Jeter highlight reel you have seen since 2001 almost certainly has included his backhanded toss in the 2011 American League Division Series. Every baseball fan has seen the play. With the Yankees facing elimination in Game 3 against the Athletics, Jeter sprinted from the shortstop position to field a ball that had sailed over the heads of two cutoff men and down the first base line, snagged it, and flipped it on the backhand to home plate to get Jeremy Giambi out and save the game. Bobby Valentine, the new manager of Jeter’s biggest rival, did his best to downplay the moment on Tuesday. “We’ll never practice that,” Valentine said Tuesday while the Red Sox practiced relays and cutoffs. “I think (Jeter) was out of position and the ball gets (Giambi) out if (Jeter) doesn’t touch it, personally.   “The Jeter-like simulation today is that idea of what’s a first baseman and third baseman do as the ball is coming in, because they have to react, willing to change the position...
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