It's hard to remember a time before Derek Jeter manned his spot on the left side of the Yankees' defense. But now that his ankle decided to self-combust (when reached for comment, Derek Jeter's ankle said, "DO YOU KNOW HOW OLD I AM?!" and hung up), and Number Two is watching the playoffs with A-Rod in the dugout, it seemed like a good time to remember the days without Jeter. Sure, maybe this ankle injury isn't career-threatening, but he's been in the league for 18 years. Unless he plans frequent trips to Germany for those weird Kobe Bryant surgeries, it's all going to end sooner or later. So to get a glimpse at that future, let's look at the past. Warning: It's scary. Before Jeter (and after the Bucky Dent-era), shortstop in the Bronx was a scary place.
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