02/09/2013 09:48 pm ET

Line Up, Shut Up, and Maybe Mr. Jeter Will Sign

TAMPA, Fla. — Shortly before noon Tuesday, a week before spring training was to begin, a Yankees employee named John Johnson received word on his two-way radio that Derek Jeter had wrapped up his work for the day and would be leaving the team’s minor league complex here. Johnson went straight to the sidewalk out front, where 40 people stood in line.

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