Derek Jeter confesses to using thong to break out of hitting slump initially appeared on NBC Sports Boston
Derek Jeter aired some soiled laundry in entrance of a nationwide viewers on Wednesday.
Throughout an look on “The Tonight Show,” the famed New York Yankees captain revealed that he as soon as wore a gold thong to assist escape of a stoop on the plate.
Jeter was enjoying a sport of “True Confessions” with host Jimmy Fallon and singer Rita Ora when he picked up an envelope and browse, “I once wore a thong in public in front of thousands of people.” Fallon and Ora proceeded to interrogate him, however they believed Jeter was mendacity till he introduced it was the reality.
“Let me explain,” Jeter stated. “I had a brand new teammate who I performed with in 2002 and he at all times had a gold thong hanging from his locker. And he informed me, ‘Anytime you struggle, you wear the gold thong and you’re assured to get successful.’ Now I believed the man was loopy.
“So in 2004, I went through the worst offensive stretch of my career and every day I walked in, he would point at the thong. So finally I wore the thong.”
In accordance to Jeter, the superstitious thong labored wonders:
“First pitch, home run.”
The Yankees had been coming off a 2003 World Sequence defeat in opposition to the Florida Marlins, and it took Jeter some time to get going. The Corridor of Famer fell right into a 0-for-32 stoop earlier than he hit a leadoff homer off Oakland A’s starter Barry Zito on April 29, 2004.
Which Yankees participant helped spark the turnaround by providing Jeter the gold thong? Whereas Jeter didn’t reveal him by title on “The Tonight Show,” Jason Giambi has shared previously it was his and that it “works every time.”
As for a way Jeter embraced the thong, he stated had different clothes beneath his pinstripes.
“Now it wasn’t thong to skin,” he stated. “I had shorts on underneath, so I put the thong over the shorts.”
Take a look at the “True Confessions” phase above and Fallon’s full interview with Jeter under.
Derek Jeter talks about being a dad, reminisces with Jimmy about some of their enjoyable nights out and reacts to footage of Jimmy as a baseball participant in MLB The Present 23.