Bryce Harper calls Derek Jeter ‘the captain of baseball’

February 24

via @RawlingsSports

Bryce Harper sat down for a one-on-one with ESPN from spring training and during the course of the interview he was asked the questions that last week he said he was tired of answering (Mike Trout comparisons, running into the wall injury, blah blah blah). But in the processing of patiently providing answers to the blah blah, he managed to mention retiring Yankee Derek Jeter.

“Seeing Derek Jeter go out is something I don’t wanna see,” said Harper. “He’s a guy I grew up watching. He’s the captain of, not just the Yankees, but all of baseball and I have so much respect for him and the way he conducts himself on and off the field is something very special. It’s going to be very sad to see one of the best shortstops in the game go out.”

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