I was away from the computer for what seemed like two seconds, when all hell broke loose on social media. Jeter announced he’s retiring after this season – on his Facebook page, no less – so we’re headed for another round of tears, memories and farewells. I’m happy for him that he’s come to a decision about his future and he sounds at peace with it. It’s just the end of the era – the true end – and I’m not a big fan of endings.
Oh, Captain. I do want him to settle down and start a family and focus on his philanthropic and entrepreneurial projects. I also want him to stay in the sport in some capacity. But mostly I’m trying to imagine Yankeeland without him. And it’s haaaard.