When guys play a sport professionally for upwards of 20 years, it can be difficult for them to walk away. Since it’s all they’ve known for most of their lives, it can be a struggle to say goodbye. Particularly when the game says goodbye to them first.
Then there’s Derek Jeter, who is experiencing the first year of his adult life not being a baseball player. But it doesn’t sound like he’s too broken up about it all.
“To be honest with you, I don’t miss it at all,” Jeter said Wednesday during an interview on SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Radio. “It was the right time for me. I’m content with what I’m doing now.
“I miss my teammates. You play with guys a long time, but I keep in touch with a few of them. I do not miss the long hours, the working out. It’s a full-time job. I’m glad that I’ve moved on.”
“I needed to get away from it for a while,” Jeter said. “I didn’t go to spring training; I was not even in Florida for most of spring training. They’re retiring a lot of my former teammates’ numbers this year and I’m pretty sure I’ll be up there for the festivities.”
H/T: NY Daily News