Bad news for New York sports fans — and ridiculously good news for non-New York sports fans — Yankees captain Derek Jeter has announced that the upcoming 2014 season will be his last. Find out what Derek had to say below!
Derek Jeter is ready to thrown in his sweat-drenched towel. In a shocking move, the 39-year-old Yankees megastar announced on Feb. 12 that the 2014 Major League Baseball season would be his last.
Derek Jeter To Retire After 2014 Season
Jeter decided to break the news on his Facebook page, where he first addressed his fans directly and thanked them for their years of support.
“I know they say that when you dream you eventually wake up,” Jeter wrote in the post. “Well, for some reason, I’ve never had to wake up. Not just because of my time as a New York Yankee but also because I am living my dream every single day. 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.”
Apparently, that time is nigh.
“So really it was months ago when I realized that this season would likely be my last,” he continued. “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.”
Dude, good for him — and I’m not only saying this because I’m a Phillies fan.
“I want to soak in every moment of every day this year, so I can remember it for the rest of my life,” he concluded. “And most importantly, I want to help the Yankees reach our goal of winning another championship.”
Not so fast, Jeter.
What do you think of Jeter’s retirement, HollywoodLifers? Can the Yankees pull off one final victory before he rides off into the sunset?
— Shaunna Murphy