Yankees captain Derek Jeter is saying goodbye to baseball and hello — again, apparently — to Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Hannah Davis.
As far as the Yankees go, he was not Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio or Mantle … but he was good enough to be Derek Jeter. And that was more than enough for not only Yankees fans, but all lovers of the National Pastime.
We can’t say exactly why Derek Jeter made it seem so easy. We only know that he did. Perhaps it’s because he played every game with the grace of a legend but the grit of a Little Leaguer.
Jeter is ready to move on with his life — after one more season, of course. The captain said 20 years in the major leagues will be enough. He just wouldn’t really say why.
When you get ready to call a show to foolishly rip a future Hall of Fame shortstop, make sure you say right at the top if you root for or hate the Yankees. This way, we’ll know if you’re an idiot or a jealous idiot.
“I know he hasn’t played a full season in the last few years and he’s obviously a guy that has some age on him, too, but my plan is to run him out there almost every day,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.
The outfielder hit .296 last season with 24 home runs and 84 RBIs, reaching the World Series for the first time. Now he’s on a team that expects to be in the World Series every year.
After missing the playoffs for the second time in 19 years, the Yankees added pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, catcher Brian McCann and outfielders Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran for a total commitment of $438 million.
It’s not time to say farewell yet. But when he comes off the field after that last out, no matter what part of the season it occurs, we can smile. We saw the best.
In anticipation of the Yankees captain getting inducted hotels in the Cooperstown area were getting calls and emails on Thursday from fans trying to book rooms for more than six years from now.
More than sheer numbers, Derek Jeter’s career has been defined by memorable moments. He always seemed to be in the middle of something significant.
The demand for Rivera’s last game at Yankee Stadium experienced a notable increase, but nowhere near the extent that Jeter’s announcement has had.
A day after announcing this will be his final season, Derek Jeter was back to work at the New York Yankees’ minor-league complex.
Now we know for sure that Derek Jeter will be retiring after the upcoming season. And if all goes well, Mark Teixeira thinks the Bombers can give their captain an extra-special sendoff.
Many fans will feel sad because watching Derek Jeter has been a part of their childhood and adulthood. But we should realize it’s an opportunity to celebrate having seen one of the greatest players in baseball history.