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Don Mattingly happy Derek Jeter is 'going out on his own terms' (Video)

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.

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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.

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