Will Cap be dignified in his response?

Jeter aims for artful answer to imperfect '10, knowing graceful aging is no guarantee

Updated: March 29, 2011, 2:31 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

Derek Jeter desperately wants a dignified endgame to his career, and he knows that being a New York Yankees icon never guarantees you one.

Babe Ruth was denied his managerial ambitions and dumped on the Boston Braves. Joe DiMaggio hobbled away from a boss he didn't respect, Casey Stengel, and Mickey Mantle retired a physical wreck who was hitting .237.

Jeter doesn't want a fight, or a feud, or a feeble body and batting average to define his twilight years. This is why ...

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