A lot of people want to own a baseball team. That group includes former Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, who made his intention clear during a CNBC interview on Wednesday morning.
Jeter stated that his main motivation for owning a team was "to bring baseball back" -- or, seemingly, to bunny-hop sports without minor-league systems in popularity. How Jeter intends to accomplish that goal is unclear.
What is clear, however, is that Jeter isn't too impressed with today's youth. To wit:
"I think kids, nowadays they look at players playing in college and the next year they're in the NFL or the NBA," he said. "Baseball, you sort of get lost, because you have to play in the minor leagues for a little bit. Kids in this generation are into instant gratification."
Derek Jeter: hopeful baseball team owner, definite retiree.