Beginning of the end for Derek Jeter, and for a Yankees era

Wednesday February 19th, 2014
Wednesday's "media availability" was Derek Jeter's latest success at defining things on his terms.
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It's what he dreamed about as a child -- playing shortstop for the Yankees. And when he leaves, his dream still will be the same one many kids have from the time they first slip a glove onto their hand, and the Yankees still will be the Yankees. But they won't be Jeter's Yankees anymore.

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