Then I chatted with Jean on Twitter, who told me some good news. She Tweeted:
There was hope. I asked her to expand a bit so I can smile about the Captain and her tale. She did and told the full story about her experience with Derek Jeter and the autograph. Put it this way, after you read her story, you'll felt better too.
"Today was my third visit to Tampa in the past month. My goal was to get Jeter to autograph my arm, so I could get it tattooed along with Mariano's. The first visit, Jeter wasn't at the complex. Two weeks ago, my daughter and I took the ride down, but when Jeet came out, he got into his car and left. We were bummed.
Today, I rode down again, with my daughter and son. It was packed and I felt discouraged as soon as I saw the full parking lot. We waited, and Mike, one of the security guards came out and told us that we needed to stay in a single file line, "no chit chat" and have one item signed. He also asked the regulars who already had numerous autographs to step out of line so the rest of us would have a chance. So, we had hope at that point!
I'm going down to Steinbrenner Field this weekend. I'm going to try again. If he doesn't sign, I'll have my tat guy copy Jeet's autograph from my daughter's book, and make it permanent. Love my Yankees,and nothing will ever change that."
You gotta love a true Yankee fan, huh? Thanks for sharing Jean!
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