Originally written on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 11/16/14

To New York Yankees fans it seems like life without Derek Jeter will never become reality. After finishing his Hall of Fame career in pinstripes, many people expect the popular player to make the logical jump into broadcasting like many of his former teammates have. Not so fast, the Yankees shortstop said. On a recent episode of Brandon Steiner's "SteinerCast" podcast, Jeter immediately put the kibosh on the notion of him being up in the television broadcast booth. "I would have a hard time criticizing people," Jeter said. "I know how difficult it is. A lot of times, ex-players come in and act like everything was so easy when they were playing.  I played against them. I couldn't criticize people. I think that would be difficult." The 38-year-old Jeter — who always does his talking on the field — has always preferred the owner's box to the broadcasters' booth. The Yankees Captain has maintained all along that he would like to follow in the steps of his beloved George Steinbrenner as team owner some day.  It might be the only way to keep his competitive fires burning long after his playing days flame out. "I like to compete. I like to win," Jeter said. "I think there’s something wrong with me — I like to win in everything I do, regardless of what it is. You want to race down the street, I want to beat you. If we’re playing checkers, I want to win. You beat me, it’s going to bother me. I just enjoy competition." Jeter addressed a number of topics during the 27-minute interview, which was recorded Feb. 9 in front of a live audience. When Steiner asked Jeter what keeps him motivated, the shortstop said his competitive nature is more than enough. "I don’t care who I’m playing in anything. I could be playing my grandmother, and I want to win. I’ve got a competition problem."

MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Australian cricket player dies from head injuries

Wrigley Field bleacher renovation may be delayed

Yankees wanted Rollins but Phillies' price was too high

Pop misses game for medical reasons; Messina takes over

John Beilein upset with ESPN for late start time to game

Tyson Chandler felt like Knicks' scapegoat at times

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Fred Jackson has 'no respect' for Donte Whitner

Devon Still responds to unpaid child support allegations

Diamondbacks sign Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas

Josh Gordon felt alienated by some in Browns organization

Jerry Jones: I'm a big admirer of Robert Griffin III

Raiola fined for uneccesarily striking Pats' Zach Moore

CM Punk opens up about leaving WWE, says he'll never return

Steelers turned down chance to be called 'America's Team'

Report: Small chance Raiders-Rams could be moved to Indy

Todd Gurley begins rehab after surgery on knee for torn ACL

Brodeur to practice with Blues

OSU player posts Michigan player's girlfriend as his 'WCW'

Jim Harbaugh's family may not eat turkey thanks to NBC

Ole Miss' The Grove threatened by Mississippi State fan

Is it time for the Redskins to move on from Robert Griffin III?

Top 10 fantasy football turkeys for 2014

WATCH: Coyotes lose in ugly fashion, score own goal in OT

Warriors are having tons of fun on team plane

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

CM Punk opens up about leaving WWE

Wrigley renovation may be delayed

Steelers could have been America's Team

John Beilein upset with ESPN

Should Washington move on from RG3?

Dominic Raiola fined for cheap shots

Game of the week: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos

Rose leaves with injury again

WATCH: Pierce signs for fan during game

Report: McCoy to start over RG3

Braxton Miller headed to Oregon?

10 most one-sided college football rivalries

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.