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Around the Empire: New York Yankees News - 9/8/14

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ESPN New York | Wallace Matthews: It seems Derek Jeter has picked the perfect time to retire.

Big League Stew | David Brown: Here's the backstory to Derek Jeter answering a reporter's phone in the middle of his press conference.

New York Post | George A. King III: Stephen Drew, Jon Lester, Joe Girardi, and others discuss different aspects about their connection to Derek Jeter.

Sports Illustrated | Jay Jaffe: All the Derek Jeter fanfare might seem like an awful lot, but it makes sense for who he is to so many players and fans.

MLB.com | Barry M. Bloom: Derek Jeter plans to play through the entire season, even if it ends at Fenway Park.

Fox Sports | Ken Rosenthal: As nice as it was, Derek Jeter Day was like a bizarre funeral for his career and the Yankees season.