Quote of the Day: Jeter isn't just 'shaking hands and kissing babies'

Derek Jeter isn't in it for the baby kissing.
Derek Jeter isn't in it for the baby kissing. (USATSI)

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Yankees captain and shortstop Derek Jeter announced he will retire after the season early in spring training, and like his teammate Mariano Rivera last year, he has been on something of a farewell tour these last few weeks. Opposing teams are giving him gifts and stuff like that each time he rolls through a new city.

Jeter, unsurprisingly, doesn't like any of this. He wishes it was all business as usual and he said so (again) on Monday:

Shaking hands and kissing babies. I think it. Very ... captainly.

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Mike Axisa joined CBS Sports in 2013. He has been a member of the BBWAA since 2015 and has previously written about both fantasy baseball and real life baseball for MLBTradeRumors.com, FanGraphs.com, RotoAuthority.com,... Full Bio

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