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Yanks won't feel the same sans Jeter

Yankee captain's retirement not only ends a career, it will signal the end of an era

Updated: February 12, 2014, 4:40 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- It turns out the Yankee uniform will not have to be cut off Derek Jeter's body after all.

We will not be treated, if that is the right word, to the sight of a once great and elegant player stumbling around in the field or on the basepaths.

And we won't have to suffer through the kind of increasingly hostile back-and-forth that always seems to happen between an aging superstar, who wants desperately to hang on, and his team, that wants desperately to be rid of him.

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