Jeter, U.S. to face Yankees

Updated: February 5, 2009, 1:19 PM ET
Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- Derek Jeter admits the New York Yankees spring training game on March 3 will be a strange experience.

The New York captain will play for the United States against his Yankees in a warmup for the World Baseball Classic.

"Hopefully, I won't see any pitches inside," Jeter joked Thursday. "It will be funny. It will be fun."

Jeter played for the U.S. team in the initial WBC three years ago.

"I had a good time," Jeter said. "I enjoyed myself. I think the first time around we really didn't know what to expect. Once you got there and you started to play, you realized how special it was."

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