Best friends Derek Jeter and Jorge Posada go for a relaxed Christmas

Derek Jeter and Jorge Posada go for a relaxed Christmas at Jeter's home on Dec 25, 2023.
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By Rav
Tuesday December 26, 2023

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Derek Jeter, the Hall of Fame shortstop, shared a delightful glimpse of his Christmas Eve festivities with his longtime Yankees teammate and friend, Jorge Posada. In the heartwarming images posted on Jeter’s social media, both sported inflatable reindeer ears and festive nightwear. Derek Jeter chose a classic plaid pattern, while Jorge Posada’s pajamas humorously proclaimed, “What the Elf?”

Derek Jeter and Jorge Posada showed the way

The remaining duo from the Core Four, as far as we can discern, was not part of the gathering. Mariano Rivera’s social media did not provide any clues, and it seems Andy Pettitte celebrated the holidays separately with his own family, as evident from his posts. Nonetheless, the close connection between Derek Jeter and Jorge Posada, especially, has been an enduring and prominent aspect of their relationship.

Derek Jeter and Jorge Posada enjoyed a two-decade-long camaraderie as teammates, securing four World Series championships collaboratively. Their bond was established early on, with Jeter even assuming the role of Posada’s best man at his wedding in the year 2000.

The close friends

Derek Jeter mentioned in his book, “Jeter Unfiltered,” that he and Jorge Posada had a long-standing tradition during Spring Training. He noted that the catcher was his closest friend on the team and they had a unique tradition: on the final day of Spring Training, they would order several Hooters chicken wings and then drive to Baskin-Robbins for ice cream. Derek Jeter acknowledged that their choice of food might not align with a nutritionist’s recommendations but humorously added that they kept it under wraps.

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While one might hope that their culinary tastes have evolved over time, the deepening friendship between the two Yankees remains unwavering. Their connection has extended beyond the baseball field, with joint family vacations becoming a tradition. In a revelation from a couple of years ago, Derek Jeter disclosed that not only does Jorge Posada share a birthday with Jeter’s first-born daughter, Bella, but he holds the honored title of being her godfather.

Life undergoes rapid transformations, making it crucial to cherish the constants that endure. During this festive season, let’s raise a toast to the continuity of The Captain’s daughters driving uncle Jorge up the wall and anticipate many more years of this timeless dynamic.

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