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Derek Jeter reveals why he has no interest in broadcasting games

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Oct 3, 2017; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins chief executive officer Derek Jeter addresses the media at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Derek Jeter has received positive reviews for his work on FOX Sports’ MLB pregame and postgame show, but don’t expect to see him expand that role anytime soon.

In an appearance on the “SI Media Podcast,” Jeter dismissed the idea of potentially moving to a game analyst role. The biggest reason, he said, is that such a role is much more stressful, and he seems unsure if he could be interesting enough to do it.

“Doing entire games and pre-and-post games are completely different,” Jeter said, via Sam Neumann of Awful Announcing. “Doing an entire game, that’s stressful. You got to talk for two and a half, three straight hours, and you have to be interesting. Whereas pre- and post-game, you have a few segments where you can speak your mind, and post-game, you’re reacting to the game — the highlights and what you saw.

“I don’t have any interest at this point to do entire games. It’s just a lot of talking and dissecting. And I really enjoy what I do now.”

Jeter admitted that he did not even want to accept the FOX studio role that he is now enjoying, so perhaps he could eventually change his mind. For now, though, he is content with where he is at.

The New York Yankees had reportedly reached out to Jeter at one point about doing in-game commentary, but nothing came of that. He has been good on television so far, but it sounds like he really doesn’t think he has the chops for color commentary.


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