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Birthday? Just another game for Jeter

Never one for introspection, The Captain keeps to his one-day-at-a-time mantra

Updated: June 27, 2012, 12:35 AM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPNNewYork.com

Derek Jeter doesn't do introspection much. At least not publicly. He loathes talking about himself, too. So you can imagine how thrilled, absolutely thrilled, Jeter was to see a little crowd of reporters advancing toward his locker before Tuesday's game against Cleveland to ask him about turning 38. And he had a point. This being New York, the very first question to Jeter was something of a velvet hammer:

"How does it feel to be old?" someone needled him.

"You tell me -- you're older ...

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