Derek Jeter Sets the Record Straight

There never were any apartment gift baskets.

Post-World Series, Joe Buck is off and running with a ten-episode stint for DirecTV’s Audience channel. Filmed over the summer in Southern California, Undeniable showcases the play-by-play man’s conversations with various sports figures.

Kicking off the program in fine form Nov. 18 was Derek Jeter. Among other things, he finally addressed and corrected a 2011 Page Six item in which a “friend” claimed the Yankee all-star liked to provide departing female companions with a gift basket. Said Jeter:

“I’m not knocking the media, because if I do, they’ll just make up another story. But they make up these stories and everyone just automatically believes it…”

“On top of it, it was a gift basket of my own memorabilia. It’s a dumb story, and you really have to be dumber to believe it.”

Jeter also dismissed the published rumor that he would force guests at his Manhattan apartment to surrender their cell phones and place them in a bowl in the foyer. Episode #2 of Undeniable, premiering Nov. 25, features U.S. soccer star Abby Wambaugh. Future guests on the Wednesday show include Joe Torre, Jerry Jones, Michael Phelps and Wayne Gretzky.