Sports | October 3, 2017 12:41 pm

Derek Jeter Pens Message to Miami Marlins Fans

Jeter writes that he wants 'develop a winning culture' in Miami.

Derek Jeter
Derek Jeter speaks onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2017. (Noam Galai/Getty Images for TechCrunch)

The Players’ Tribune founding publisher Derek Jeter recently wrote a piece about Miami. Jeter, who played 20 seasons for the New York Yankees, is now the incoming CEO and part owner of the Miami Marlins.

In his piece, Jeter writes that the first time he visited Miami was on a recruiting trip to the University of Miami when he was 17 years old. Everything about Miami was new and different and exciting to him, he writes, and even though he doesn’t remember much about the trip’s details, he remembers how it felt. He writes that he remembers “how alive Miami was.”

Jeter also writes that the way people talked about Miami really jumped out at him. Everyone had a huge sense of pride about their city.

Jeter then moves on to the present and future, and lets fans know what the new ownership is thinking going forward. He writes that though he won’t make predictions, he will make promises.

One promise that the Marlins will “develop a winning culture.” This won’t happen overnight, but the ownership goal is “focused on building a team that this community can be proud of.”

Another promise is to celebrate the culture and diversity of the community. Jeter writes that he is committed to celebrating what makes the community great. Jeter also writes that the ownership believes in the Marlins’ organization, and he writes that, “with your help, we believe we will turn it around.”

Jeter ends his piece by saying the Miami community has always made him feel welcome, and its his time to return the favor.

“The next era of Marlins baseball begins now. Let’s have some fun — it’s the Miami way,” Jeter writes.