By: Evan Jankens
Unassuming 97.1 The Ticket’s Jeff Riger was down at Comerica Park for Derek Jeter’s farewell tour, along with every other sports reporter in the world. Riger was also at the press conference where Jeter addressed the media.
The always polite Riger was doing his job, getting video for the website, when one reporter, Marly Rivera from ESPN Deportes had a little problem with his presence. From her position in a chair near him, she asked him to move. Riger pushed himself as close to the wall as he could.
That wasn’t good enough. Riger was asked to put his camera down so she could get a clean sight at Jeter as he was addressing the media. Jeff had a job to do so he wouldn’t put down his camera. She was on her phone, not recording anything.
That is when the magic happened. Rivera slammed her chair, and stomped away, calling Riger an, ahem, “mouche” as you can hear in the audio below.