Is That In His Bag Of Holding? Yankees Want Derek Jeter To ‘Drink The Reality Potion’
According to a source close to the negotiations, if the Yankees-Derek Jeter contract negotiations are ever to get past the current impasse, the Yankees organization has allegedly stated that Jeter and his agent will have to “drink the reality potion.” Obviously, this is in reference to the Jeter camp’s inflated sense of his value, both as a player on the field and as a symbol of all that is wonderful and great and super neat about the Yankees (via ESPN New York):
According to the source, a baseball industry executive who has knowledge of both sides’ position, the Yankees are not budging from the three-year, $45 million offer they made to Jeter earlier this month, nor has Jeter moved off his demand for a longer contract believed to be in the area of $23-$25 million per season.
No talks took place over the holiday weekend and none are currently scheduled. Neither Yankees general manager Brian Cashman nor Close immediately returned messages seeking comment early Monday.
Wait. I’m not trying to be a contrarian here, but wouldn’t drinking a so-called reality potion be in violation of the MLB’s drug policy? How does that benefit either party? Further, I have been doing some reading, and for the life of me I cannot locate one iota of information regarding anything resembling a reality potion in either my Player’s Manual or Dungeon Master’s Guide. A “Cure Light Wounds,” “Invisibility” and “Endure Elements” potions, sure, but not “Reality.” Although I should point out that I am using the first editions of said texts as my reference materials. I guess you could say I’m a traditionalist.
Source: Yanks, Derek Jeter at impasse [ESPN New York]