Jeter, a super human, is no Superman

Derek Jeter has feelings, too, although he mastered hiding them until Monday

Updated: April 8, 2014, 9:58 AM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Derek Jeter knows full well a great swath of his legend is built upon the idea that he's superhuman when it comes to shrugging off the feelings or pressure that rock other players. So it was interesting that Jeter took great pains to make something clear before he took the field Monday for his last Opening Day at Yankee Stadium.

He was asked twice about the assumption that the fanfare around his season-long goodbye tour would be a pain, not a joy, for him. And it seemed uncharacteristically ...

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