…”We are all getting older, even the players who seem eternally young. And the end often comes without warning.”– Tyler Kepner, NY Times
…”Derek Jeter, the Yankees’ captain and shortstop, dove to his left for a ground ball in the 12th inning of the first game of the American League Championship Series early Sunday morning against the Detroit Tigers. He has made this play countless times across 18 major league seasons and 33 postseason series.
But this time, Jeter did not get up. He gathered the ball but flipped it awkwardly as his body crumpled to the ground, his face contorted in pain. Jeter broke his left ankle on the play and is finished until spring training…”-NY Times
“Way to take the spotlight off of a tough moment for the Yankees. The real baseball news of the day is that shortstop Derek Jeter has finally sold his penthouse in Trump World Tower, according to public records spotted by The Real Deal. Jeter has been trying to sell the place since September 2010, and he even rented another apartment in the building for a while because a neighbor’s loud construction was interfering with his sleep. The sale price was $15.5 million; Jeter spent $12.72 million on the apartment in 2001 and listed it for $20M and then $17.95M”–Curbed