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So Far, So Good
TOM VERDUCCI
May 03, 2010
They've won World Series, conquered New York and handled the Boss. But in 16 years the Yankees' Core Four had never sat down for lunch together—until an SI roundtable last week
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May 03, 2010

So Far, So Good

They've won World Series, conquered New York and handled the Boss. But in 16 years the Yankees' Core Four had never sat down for lunch together—until an SI roundtable last week

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Pettitte: Not yet. Mo does. [His son] got his permit, so I guess he is driving.

Posada: So he's got the Challenger driving around? [Rivera owns a custom-built 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8.]

Rivera: He wishes. But it's amazing. I remember my kid being this small, and now all of a sudden.... That's why I say it's hard. That's why I say there's a line and you have to know when to stop, even knowing that you love the game. To me my family is more important than the game.

SI: So tell me one thing about you guys that might be surprising. Like Derek, I know, is a practical joker.

Jeter: Me?

SI: He once tried to pull that trick on me about getting me to try to swallow a spoonful of cinnamon.

Posada: Well, he does that cinnamon thing, but that will be it for the whole year. He tries to see how many people he can get. And he will talk to every security guard, every new reporter. Derek's quiet, you know. He gets quiet.

Rivera: He's an instigator! Instigator!

Posada: The biggest instigator is over there—that lefty guy.

Pettitte: Actually, they all are!

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