RIP Core Four era. After suffering a broken ankle, at age 38, it’s likely that Derek Jeter will either never play again, or at least never bat .200 again, a/k/a never play again. Mariano Rivera’s career ended this season after injuring himself shagging fly balls during practice before a game. Jorge Posada retired already after going 0 for his last bajillion with RISP. This is likely Andy Pettitte’s ACTUAL last year as he has topped Michael Jordan by coming out of retirement THREE times already.
This marks the end of an era in baseball history. It marks the end of the remnants of the last great baseball dynasty, the late 1990’s Yankees dynasty. It also marks the end of the greatest relief pitcher of all time, and one of the best shortstops and hitters of all time.
Love the Yankees or hate the Yankees. You gotta respect Jeter and Rivera for being excellent players for their entire careers, and being classy doing it. The New York news reporters are literally the dirtiest, grimiest scumbags on the planet. They’d print anything if it meant selling papers. But I can’t say I’ve ever seen anything dirty on Jeter or Rivera. Just all in all, classy Hall Of Fame athletes.