Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Derek Jeter Will Retire After The 2014 Season

Derek Jeter (Exclusive FenwayNation Photo)
There's pretty much only one player in pinstripes who we would be proud to have on any team we rooted for—that player is Derek Jeter. While he's annoyed the hell out of us for almost two decades, there was never a moment we didn't respect him—and the way he played the game. Today, Jeter announced on his Facebook page that 2014 will be his final season. Said Jeter: "Last year was a tough one for me. As I suffered through a bunch of injuries, I realized that some of the things that always came easily to me and were always fun had started to become a struggle. The one thing I always said to myself was that when baseball started to feel more like a job, it would be time to move forward. So really it was months ago when I realized that this season would likely be my last. As I came to this conclusion and shared it with my friends and family, they all told me to hold off saying anything until I was absolutely 100% sure. And the thing is, I could not be more sure. I know it in my heart. The 2014 season will be my last year playing professional baseball." Fittingly, his last game might be on Sunday, September 28th at Fenway Park. We won't miss his clutch two-out opposite-field hits against the Red Sox, but we will miss the class he brought to the game every time he stepped onto a baseball diamond.