In case you were thinking that Derek Jeter announcing that he plans to retire following the 2014 season isn’t a big deal, Bud Selig is here to tell you you’re wrong.
All you have to just ask yourself when was the last time Bud Selig released a statement minutes after a MLB player announced that he’s planning to retire. Not that he’s actually retiring, but planning to retire.
Well, Selig just released a statement in response to Derek Jeter’s announcement that he’s pla nning to retire.
“In the 21-plus years in which I have served as Commissioner, Major League Baseball has had no finer ambassador than Derek Jeter. Since his championship rookie season of 1996, Derek has represented all the best of the National Pastime on and off the field. He is one of the most accomplished and memorable players of his – or any – era.
“Derek is the kind of person that generations have emulated proudly, and he remains an exemplary face of our sport. Major League Baseball looks forward to celebrating his remarkable career throughout the 2014 season.”