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So Far, So Good
TOM VERDUCCI
May 03, 2010
They've won World Series, conquered New York and handled the Boss. But in 16 years the Yankees' Core Four had never sat down for lunch together—until an SI roundtable last week
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May 03, 2010

So Far, So Good

They've won World Series, conquered New York and handled the Boss. But in 16 years the Yankees' Core Four had never sat down for lunch together—until an SI roundtable last week

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Rivera: No egos. No jealousy.

SI: It seems like you've always been that way.

Jeter: We learned that coming up. The Boss [George Steinbrenner], all he cared about was winning.

Rivera: Whatever they did, I think they brainwashed us! They did a good job, put it that way.

Posada: They taught us well. The coaches, the front office, the director of player development ... they taught us well.

Rivera: You won't see this again. In any sport. Take a picture. And keep it.

SI: It seems like you guys always know you can count on one another.

Pettitte: Nothing against anybody else, but there are things I'll talk to these guys about that I may feel it's not appropriate to talk to somebody else about. There are certain things that may not need to be out there in the clubhouse. There's some stuff you feel like needs to be said between the four of us, and we'll say, "Hey, keep an eye on it."

Posada: Little things. We'll talk to each other and say, "What do you think about this?" And then we ...

Jeter: ... we've got to talk about it and make sure it doesn't happen again, things like that.

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