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So long, Jeets

Derek Jeter foul ball fails to impress little girl who hurls it back on the field

Derek Jeter foul ball fails to impress little girl who hurls it back on the field

Derek Jeter, you may have heard, is retiring at the end of the season. So any items he touches, or touches by proxy — i.e. with his bat, with his cleats when booting another routine grounder — become instant keepsakes.

Yet one little girl at Friday night's Yankees game in the Bronx either didn't care about Jeter's retirement tour, or was simply unaware of the circumstances when she grabbed ahold of a foul ball from Jeter's bat and chucked it back onto the field.

The girl's family wound up getting the souvenir back, at which point, one hopes, the girl threw it back yet again, thus restarting the cycle.