I have always loathed the Yankees...with the EXCEPTION of Jeter. I love his style of play on the field and off the field. I really gained a lot of respect for him when I saw an episode of Oprah where she spotlighted his children's charity that he has started... he does a lot for the kids in his hometown of Kalamazoo, Michigan.
On the field... I love how his leadership skills seem to shine above all of the controversary that followed this team with the Pettite and A-Rod scandals... and yet, he found a way to take the spotlight off of them and get the focus back on the team.
Not to mention how many times have we seen the highlights of him flying into the stands to catch balls.... he gives 110% in everything he does.
His autobiography is a good read....
AND..he is a good dose of eye-candy, to ice the cake!