The Captain To Retire

Derek Jeter will retire after the 2014 season.

Let the accolades, expositions, and never-ending farewells begin. I’ll start with:

A kid from Kalamazoo
knew what he wanted to do

and did it.

10 comments… add one

  • Truly the end of an era. I am actually a little surprised. A guy who amassed the most hits in the majors just 2 seasons ago…I expected him to push for 2-3 more seasons. Man I will miss seeing him out there.

    IronHorse-yf February 12, 2014, 3:31 pm
  • I missed him last season. He’s smart and knows it is time to go. Because he knows he will be back as a front office, or maybe upstairs office guy sometime soon.

    That said, thanks, Captain.

    attackgerbil February 12, 2014, 3:42 pm
  • I really expect that the Sox are going to send him off at Fenway just like Mariano. Great player, sad to see him go.

    Rob (SF) February 12, 2014, 6:05 pm
  • Very surprised he has come out and said, “Yep, this is it.” Thought he might play the season, see how things went, maybe try for another year or two.

    But probably his body is telling him “Nuh-uh”.

    Devine February 12, 2014, 6:11 pm
  • @MikeDiGiovanna
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    Pujols on Jeter: “On and off field, he’s the way you want your kids to grow up, Only Jesus is perfect, but he’s pretty close to that guy.”

    OHMYGOD, can anyone please top that somehow?

    Devine February 13, 2014, 5:15 pm
  • Jeter’s performance and comportment on and off the field are sufficient to earn him the rarest of sporting monikers -living legend – and because some of us live vicariously through our sports heroes he will carry even more significance (to whit, the comment I’ve now read in multiple places by people saying his retirement marks the end of their childhood in some way)…so I wish people would stick to such commentary and not go comparing him to figures who hundreds of millions believe to be the son of God and hundreds of millions more believe to be a prophet who healed the sick and exemplified compassion as an example and inspiration to generations of people in every corner of the globe for 2,000 years and counting. I gotta think jeter himself has got to feel queasy reading such absurd hyperbole. And this is only Day 1. Oy.

    IronHorse-yf February 13, 2014, 6:33 pm
  • “And this is only Day 1. Oy.”

    This is where I am, IH. I mean, where do we go from there? Maybe we can get the seemingly-populist Pope to bless his bat and glove on the last day of the regular season before they send them to the Hall? All I know is if a Jeter home run ball doesn’t cure a kid’s cancer this year, I’m going to feel extremely let down.

    Devine February 13, 2014, 6:44 pm
  • I cannot deal nor process this yet. Maybe after the season.

    The guy means a lot to Yankee fans, so maybe everyone can just give the overrated/overhyped BS a rest this year. We are all friends here.

    krueg February 21, 2014, 11:23 am
  • I just thought it was funny, mang. Not trying to rag you guys, would be doing the same thing if someone said Papi was the Buddha. Seems unlikely given his treatment of that phone in Baltimore last year.

    Devine February 21, 2014, 4:13 pm
  • And all that bitching about his contract, that greedy m’f’er. *sarcasm, seriously don’t care*

    Devine February 21, 2014, 7:12 pm

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