"I felt like the time was right," he said. "My emotions were so all over the place on Thursday in New York, and when I got here I was ready; I was ready for my career to be over with."
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Jeter said he considered not playing in Boston after his dramatic walk off single in his Yankee Stadium finale on Thursday night.
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