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Derek Jeter To Retire after 2014 Season

screen grab from Facebook
screen grab from Facebook
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has announced that he will retire after the 2014 season, the New York Daily News reported.

Jeter made the announcement on his Facebook page.

"Now is the time for the next chapter. I have new dreams and I want new challenges. There are many things I want to do in business and in philanthropic work, in addition to focusing more on my personal life and starting a family of my own," Jeter wrote.

"But before that, I want to soak in every moment of every day this year, so I can remember it for the rest of my life," Jeter continued.

The Facebook post already had been liked thousands of times and fans were expressing their appreciation for Jeter's time as a Yankee: "Thank you for everything Derek it's been a pleasure being a fan of Yankees and following your career since 1996. Go out with a bank man!!" wrote Michael Powers.
Christopher Wendt February 21, 2014 at 07:27 AM
@ Kelly re: "...he is one of my favorite players!" Actually he may be you favorite player, and mine, too, but this was his decision, and we have to respect that. Players retiring, being traded, benched, injured, etc. that's all part of the game. These guys don't really "belong" to any of us fans.
FedUpRealist February 21, 2014 at 09:06 AM
He wants to come out of the closet yet not be a burden on his teammates...If he came out during the season, HE would get all the attention...He lopves his teammates and wants them to be the focus...He's just doing what's right by the Yankees...
Dick March 13, 2014 at 10:37 AM
WHY IS THIS POSTED ON THE EAST HAMPTON PATCH, THIS IS EAST HAMPTON NOT THE NEW YORK HARLEM BASEBALL TEAM, THIS DEGRADING ARTICLE MAKES ME SO ANGRY, I WANT TO THROW UP.
knee jerk March 13, 2014 at 11:04 AM
@ Dick: THIS WAS POSTED ON THE EAST HAMPTON PATCH AS FILL-IN BECAUSE LITTLE OR NOTHING OF NOTE HAPPENS THERE.
Frank T March 14, 2014 at 05:33 PM
You Dick!

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