At age 38 New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter time in the major leagues is coming to an end soon. While many had begun to write him off before this previous season, Jeter responded with batting .316 over the course of the season. A number many had assumed Jeter could never reach again.
But father time has never lost a battle and Jeter will eventually need to hang up the cleats. The real question remains whether or not Jeter will become the next sports great to become a sports analyst after their career has concluded. But according to the NY Daily News, Jeter has no plans of doing so.
“I would have a hard time criticizing people,” Jeter said. “I know how difficult it is. A lot of times, ex-players come in and act like everything was so easy when they were playing. I played against them. I couldn’t criticize people. I think that would be difficult.”
As funny as it sounds, I can agree that it would be hard to imagine hearing Jeter criticize players.
And as far as I’m concerned, let’s enjoy the rest of Jeter’s career while he is still playing. We’ll worry about what he does after, when he is ready to call it quits.