Derek Jeter might have been captain of the New York Yankees, but when it comes to navigating actual waterways, the former shortstop is more like the Skipper of the S.S. Minnow than a five-time World Series winner.
At least on the Fourth of July when the Yankees icon was issued a $250 fine and $30 processing fee for boating in a restricted area near MacDill Air Force Base off the coast of Tampa while enjoying a day on the water with his fiancee Hannah Davis.
But it was what the Air Force security team who detained Jeter and his beautiful first mate did afterwards what probably hurt Jeets the most. That's because an active-duty Air Force member posted a photo of the citation on Facebook with the caption, “On behalf of the Boston Red Sox, here is your ticket Derek Jeter.”
The post was later deleted but not before a screenshot was picked up for all to see.
On Tuesday, the Air Force issued a news release apologized about posting the citation on social media and said they would be disciplining the airman who made the post.
"This action is totally inconsistent with Air Force values and the responsible Airman will face the appropriate disciplinary action," MacDill spokesman Terry Montrose said. "We sincerely apologize to Mr. Jeter for any inconvenience."
It is unclear how close Jeter drifted towards the military base, but signs are posted about 2,500 feet from the shoreline warning boaters to stay away.