Derek Jeter spoke to ESPN's Aaron Boone as he was ready to embark on his 14th and final All-Star Game in Minneapolis. Jeter reflected on his first Midsummer Classic in 1998, admitting he was "scared to death" and also opened up about what he thinks of his legacy.
"First off, I wouldn't call myself great. The thing that I prided myself on in my career was consistency. I feel as though I have a job to do each and every day, every year, and I take a lot of pride in being consistent. I want the organization to pretty much know what to expect when I take the field. ... For the most part, I think they've known what to expect."
In the interview above, Jeter also discusses his work ethic, his farewell tour, and what he thinks his final game will be like.
The baseball world is already beginning to honor Jeter, as the Jordan Brand -- a Nike subsidiary that has been Jeter's longtime sponsor -- released a star-studded commercial called "RE2PECT" in which Jay Z, Tiger Woods, thousands of fans (even Red Sox supporters) and Michael Jordan tip their caps to No. 2.
See the commercial everybody's buzzing about by clicking here.
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