You Wont Forget Me...

Life is about hits and misses, you either got it or you don't.
Even if I told you it all you wouldn't have the slightest clue.
Simple, yet very complicated.
Im easy to please but impossible to understand.
I love too quickly and forgive too easily.
Strong but weaker than the eye can see.
I love the ocean, nice weather, baseball, my family, and friends.
Im a sucker for tattoos, Spanish men and a nice smile.
Music is my get away and I could get lost in it for days.
I strongly believe in self respect and think its sick what the world has come to.
True love is becoming impossible to find and men take women for granted.
I could careless what others say.
I'm me and regardless of what ANYONE thinks I will NEVER change.

I want to start by saying thank you.

I know they say that when you dream you eventually wake up. Well, for some reason, I’ve never had to wake up. Not just because of my time as a New York Yankee but also because I am living my dream every single day.

Last year was a tough one for me. As I suffered through a bunch of injuries, I realized that some of the things that always came easily to me and were always fun had started to become a struggle. The one thing I always said to myself was that when baseball started to feel more like a job, it would be time to move forward.

So really it was months ago when I realized that this season would be my last. As I came to this conclusion and shared it with my friends and family, they all told me to hold off saying anything until I was absolutely 100% sure.

And the thing is, I could not be more sure. I know it in my heart. The 2014 season will be my last year playing professional baseball.


NY area newspapers salute Derek Jeter.