Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, who knows Derek Jeter well from his own days in the New York Yankees dugout, took a break from Spring Training on Wednesday to give his thoughts on Jeter’s announcement that he will retire at season’s end.
This video comes courtesy of MLB.com:
I know that people are indicating a certain level of surprise that Jeter would invite the spotlight by making this announcement now. But let’s be honest, the whole farewell tour phenomenon is a pretty sweet deal.
People are aware of Jeter’s all-time greatness, which explains the desire to place his career historically before it even ends. That unique dynamic should lead to some interesting moments during Jeter’s farewell tour.