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Jeter still vintage as seasons change

Longtime captain masters big moment again as Yanks collect rings, win home opener

Updated: April 13, 2010, 8:52 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Derek Jeter is older and thicker; his hairline is retreating from those pale green eyes of his; and the only ballpark he ever wanted to grace is being destroyed across the street.

The undefeated forces of time and gravity alter everything -- everything except the impact Jeter has on important games staged in the spring and the fall.

Fourteen years ago, Joe Girardi was in Cleveland for a different kind of opening day when he watched a rookie shortstop with ...

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