$#!% balls! Derek Jeter has officially announced his retirement after the 2014 season. Like most people, our first thoughts turned to what would happen to this blog. Would we continue to respect Jeter's gangster? Would we have to choose some other Yankee icon, like Beltran, and respect his gangster?
First, let me assure you, the concerned public, that we will continue to respect Jeter's gangster in 2015 and beyond. This will mean changes, however. While you can expect our timely and increasingly less daily coverage to continue, it will probably be focused on upcoming publishing deals, book releases, Oprah Book Club meetings, Oprah Book of the Month announcements, and whatever Ellen does with books now.
It goes without saying that Jeter's announcement, though a complete and utter shock, comes as little surprise. And while that sentence doesn't seem to make any sense, calling into question the very purpose of grammar, we all know exactly what it means. We knew this was coming, we just weren't ready for it.