Derek Jeter Announces ‘The Players’ Tribune’

Derek Jeter:

I do think fans deserve more than “no comments” or “I don’t knows.” Those simple answers have always stemmed from a genuine concern that any statement, any opinion or detail, might be distorted. I have a unique perspective. Many of you saw me after that final home game, when the enormity of the moment hit me. I’m not a robot. Neither are the other athletes who at times might seem unapproachable. We all have emotions. We just need to be sure our thoughts will come across the way we intend.

So I’m in the process of building a place where athletes have the tools they need to share what they really think and feel.  We want to have a way to connect directly with our fans, with no filter.

#2 is wasting no time. It sounds like a pretty great idea. Know how I know? I follow about 10 sports blog daily and not a one had an article about this. Nervous much?

But maybe they shouldn't be so worried. Jeets didn’t use the oxford comma in his mission statement, and he did a Q&A on Twitter where he committed the Old Person sin of signing his tweets. Also—that name. Tribune? Really?