Derek Jeter represents what’s good about the game of baseball, as he played his entire career in the spotlight in New York without getting involved in a single controversy or scandal.
On Monday at Miami Marlins camp in Jupiter, Fla., Jeter was asked about the Houston Astros and one of the biggest scandals to envelop Major League Baseball.
“It’s like a slow drip of responses coming out from everyone,” Jeter said, according to the Associated Press. “You hope at some point people can just move on. But look, it’s unfortunate. It’s a black eye for the sport… When you talk about people trying to get an edge in baseball, I don’t think that’s anything new. People have been trying to do it for years. But, obviously, people took it way too far. And there are penalties for it. They’re paying the price… Regardless of what the penalties are, others are going to have their opinions on what they think should happen. You hope that over time it passes. But I’m sure this is going to sting for a while.”
Jeter will be back in the spotlight this summer, as he enters the Hall of Fame with Larry Walker in Cooperstown, N.Y., on July 26.