12 Feb 2014
Derek Jeter has just announced that the 2014 season will be his last. So, just like Rivera, he will go out with a goodbye tour. We can debate Derek’s place in Yankees’ history and MLB’s history another day. For now, I will say that I have never seen Derek Jeter do the wrong thing on a baseball diamond. And off the field he has never done a thing to embarrass himself or the Yankees. That’s a pretty rare combination to achieve in the 21st Century.
And while Yankee fans are hoping to see Derek leave the field a champion again, it is worth mentioning that the Yankees regular season ends September 28th- in Fenway.
UPDATE- Ken Rosenthal just tweeted (in jest I think) “Former player says Alex is taking ground balls at short RIGHT now.” That’s a great line.