Derek Jeter: ‘I don’t miss playing’
Derek Jeter told reporters that he doesn’t miss playing.
Jeter made the comment during a brief press conference Thursday evening in his hometown of Kalamazoo, Michigan, where he was hosting an event for his Turn 2 Foundation.
Jeter called the past year, his first in retirement, “fun” before asserting that “I don’t miss playing.”
“I played for 20 years and I put everything I had into it,” said Jeter, via MLive’s Julie Mack. “I had a great career. When you’re young, you dream of playing professional baseball and you dream of playing for the Yankees but everything that comes with it isn’t part of the dream.
“Now it’s over and done with. I’ve got other things I’m excited about and I’m passionate about.”
Jeter also spoke about the Players Tribune website.
“A lot of athletes are a little hesitant to speak their mind because in this day and age, it’s all about headlines and shock value and the message gets lost,” Jeter said.
“So we want to give athletes a chance to initiate a conversation, talk about the things they want to talk about. Athletes are not just one-dimensional people; they have other interests and other thoughts.”
Jeter also refused to talk about his recent engagement to model Hannah Davis. Either way, he seems as though he’s keeping busy.