That didn’t take long.
ESPN chairman Jimmy Pitaro just happens to be a huge New York Yankees fan and the Worldwide Leader in Sports would love to get into business with the former Yankees captain, according to sources inside ESPN who declined to be named.
McCarthy notes Jeter, a five-time World Series champion, already has a working relationship with the network.
ESPN Films announced a multipart documentary about Jeter called “The Captain” that will air on the network and ESPN+ later this year.
Of course, the Yankees ties run deep at ESPN. The Worldwide Leader is moving former Jeter teammate Alex Rodriguez from the broadcast booth to an alternate broadcast of games with Yankees announcer Michael Kay. David Cone, another former Jeter teammate, will take A-Rod’s place on Sunday Night Baseball.
And speaking of the Yankees, McCarthy also dropped this nugget: “Don’t count out the Yankees’ own YES Network, which exhaustively covered Jeter’s 20-year MLB career.”
Today I am announcing that the Miami Marlins and I are officially ending our relationship and I will no longer serve as CEO nor as a shareholder in the Club. We had a vision five years ago to turn the Marlins franchise around, and as CEO, I have been proud to put my name and reputation on the line to make our plan a reality. Through hard work, trust and accountability, we transformed every aspect of the franchise, reshaping the workforce, and developing a long-term strategic plan for success.
That said, the vision for the future of the franchise is different than the one I signed up to lead. Now is the right time for me to step aside as a new season begins.
My family and I would like to thank our incredible staff, Marlins fans, Marlins players, and the greater Miami community for welcoming us with open arms and making us feel at home. The organization is stronger today than it was five years ago, and I am thankful and grateful to have been a part of this team.
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