Anyone surprised Derek Jeter announced his retirement on Facebook instead of a live news conference?

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  • Anyone surprised Derek Jeter announced his retirement on Facebook instead of a live news conference?


Answer #1 | 13/02 2014 07:50
Facebook, huh? I'm surprised people use it knowing Facebook's policies and yet... I begin to be less surprised at how many use it like a personal update page. I don't have Facebook and never have, but know many who do and can't figure out why they want to post the things they do to a lot of people they don't even know. And hmmmm... wondering who Derek Jeter is... lol I am so not into keeping up on people!
Answer #2 | 13/02 2014 11:56
I am not very surprised that he announced his retirement after the 2014 baseball season on Facebook instead of doing in front of all the media at a press conference instead
Answer #3 | 13/02 2014 08:47
I do not know the answer to that. I finally realize that Derek j. was aiming at the 20 year mark. I was very upset that Derek j. was running on his ankle. (wrong-o Marylou...jeter throws just like a favorite arm on base. girls can not throw like that.)
Answer #4 | 13/02 2014 08:09
Its not his style to run to blabbermouth Francessa to announce it. He kept it simple and to the point.
Answer #5 | 13/02 2014 08:02
1 hes not actually retired yet. he'll get his news conference. still has a year left to play, remember? 2 he did it to upstage the news conference from the day before 3 jeter throws like a girl
Answer #6 | 13/02 2014 08:05
Nay Scooter . Could care less of facebook or who is on it to, be honest. ~*
Answer #7 | 13/02 2014 12:41
Not really because social media has become a big outlet for many celebs announcing things. I think social media can also get to more people faster than the news can really.
Answer #8 | 13/02 2014 13:40
Not really, that isn't his style.
Answer #9 | 16/02 2014 01:10
Answer #10 | 16/02 2014 15:09
It would have been more elegant to call a surprise news conference and announce his Retirement at the end of it before social media.
Answer #11 | 14/02 2014 16:49
he didnt want to bring to much attention to it, his number one focus is and has always been baseball and winning on the field, obviously during the course of the season the media is going to be asking questions about it, he doesnt want to bring a distraction to the club house, spring training is around the corner and thats what matters, competing and winnning a world series, as far as him as a person i think everyone yankee fan or not can agree he is a honorable, humble, hard worker, and im not saying others dont work as hard as him or harder than him, but over the years he has become the face of baseball, and i think he wants to go out playing the game he and so many love and win. I think after seeing the rest of the core four retiring he decided the era of the core four is coming to an end, and is bowing out gracefully, but not before winnning another world series for the city and fans of new york
Answer #12 | 13/02 2014 20:32
not surprised - each is his own - I wish him the best of luck and he will be missed on the field after this season - a legend will make his final mark on the most iconic team in sports history
Answer #13 | 13/02 2014 13:58
Yes, I was mildly surprised. It's consistent with his message of just trying to win ballgames. The traditional way would have been to call in the beat reporters at the Spring training facility in Tampa and announce it, but that would have focused attention on him personally which he didn't want to do.
Answer #14 | 13/02 2014 14:56
No because the reporters would of asked the same question over and over and over t]like they always do

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