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The End Of Derek Jeter’s Farewell Tour Is Starting To Get Exhausting

Submitted by on September 24, 2014 – 12:58 pmNo Comment

Derek Jeter is obviously one of the most important players in the history of the New York Yankees. He’s also one of the most important players in the history of Major League Baseball. Outside of just excelling on the baseball field, he’s carried himself in the way that we wish all professional athletes would carry themselves for the last 20 years. And while he’s probably cost himself a lot of money by doing it—can you imagine how many more endorsement deals Jeter would have if he weren’t so, well, boring?—he’s also earned himself a lifetime’s worth of respect and honor as a result of the way thAT he’s gone about his business. But with all of that being said, aren’t you ready for him to retire already?!

Back in February, Jeter announced that the 2014 MLB season would be his last. And since then, he’s received tribute after tribute after tribute from MLB teams. And while it’s understandable, the last week of the MLB season has been incredibly painful to watch because Jeter is all that anyone seems to want to talk about. You can’t watch five minutes of SportsCenter right now without hearing Jeter’s name mentioned and, frankly, it’s gotten annoying. Very annoying. We don’t imagine that it’s what Jeter wants, either, seeing as how he’s been a guy who has always shied away from the spotlight. So why doesn’t everyone just stop covering Jeter for an hour or two—we know there has to be something else going on in the world of baseball, right?—and cover something else. That in and of itself would be a great tribute for Jeter.

Listen, we know just how much people love Derek Jeter. And we know that he’s getting so much coverage because there are people out there who want to see it. But as baseball fans, we can’t help but think that Jeter probably would have been better off keeping his retirement plans to himself in February. He still would have received all the tributes that could handle. But they would have come later on when MLB teams weren’t in the middle of postseason pushes. And they would have been a lot less exhausting than they are right now.

Do you think that Derek Jeter is receiving too much coverage at the moment? Or do you think that he deserves all of it?

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