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Derek Jeter Moves to Bronx Walk-up, Signs Councilwoman’s Suspicious Petition

Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees looks on against the Detroit Tigers during Game Five of the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium on October 6, 2011 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Tigers won 3-2.

Either the Yankees shortstop is bunking with New York Giant defensive tackle Rocky Bernard and sportscaster Joe Buck in a six-floor South Bronx walk-up, or there's something very wrong with City Councilwoman Maria del Carmen Arroyo's petitions to get on the ballot. The Daily News reports that her opponent, Julio Pabon, is challenging 3,437 of the 3,863 signatures she collected, which could leave her 25 ballots short. Eliot Spitzer, whose signatures are also being challenged, better hope his petitions don't include hundreds of sports stars and "Heywood Jablowme"s.

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