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Jeter will have his cake -- and eat it, too

The Captain turns 36 years young Saturday, with no real signs of slowing down

Updated: June 25, 2010, 1:48 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

Starting Saturday, Derek Jeter will need to tweak his own company line. Over the past 12 months he has met inquiries about his baseball mortality with this question of his own:

"Since when is 35 old?"

So if Joe Torre kids his former shortstop this weekend about the appearance of a silver hair or two or of an extra crease around those pale green eyes, Jeter will likely substitute 36 for 35 and defend his youth and vitality with the same conviction.

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