Jimmy Fallon had idle Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter as a guest on "Late Night" Thursday. Jeter, who is now on the DL with an injured quad muscle, got the choice of three new intro songs courtesy of Fallon and The Roots. He's only played two games at Yankee Stadium this season, so it's not know when he'd ever have the chance to try them out for real.
The third intro song/rap is definitely the best. "When he's stepping on the field it's clear, you're dealing with someone legendary everywhere."
Jeter gave a vanilla answer when Fallon asked him about A-Rod's situation, saying it was a positive sign that baseball was cleaning up its act by suspending players who test positive.
Fallon gushed about his love for the Yankees and Jeter throughout the show. The new dad grew up in Brooklyn and the Dodgers moved to L.A. 65 years ago.
Jeter's appearance may have explained this random Tweet posted by Fallon earlier in the night before his show aired but after it was taped in New York:
No doubt @SteveSilva appreciated the #DirtDogs plug.
Fallon starred as Ben Wrightman, a die-hard Red Sox fan in "Fever Pitch" and regularly played "Pat Sullivan" on Saturday Night Live.
Neither would have been caught dead singing for Jeter.
Earlier on NBC, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban ripped into baseball during an appearance on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno. He called baseball "Bud Selig's mafia" and said targeting A-Rod for more than 50 games smacked of a personal vendetta and claimed there was no proof that using HGH was harmful to ballplayers. "It's horrible...and disgraceful," he said.
Cuban failed in his efforts to buy both the Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers.
During his interview, Cuban said he visited President Obama at the White House for lunch date and talked basketball for an hour. He said that "someone want to talk about Syria" but that Obama brushed it off to continue the basketball conversation.
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