As always, Derek does it just right

Jeter's timing perfect as Yankees' captain chooses 2014 to go out in style

Updated: February 13, 2014, 11:59 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

Suddenly Derek Jeter is going, going, just about gone. A man of few words said goodbye in a 15-paragraph Facebook post, a poignant love letter to the fans who served as the soundtrack for one of the greatest careers a New York Yankee has ever had.

The Jeter news rocked a city bracing for a different kind of storm. The captain said he will retire at the end of the coming season, after he turns 40 in June, and he admitted -- for a change -- that mortality had finally hit him like a runner ...

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