That's not really true. He hit a home run in the bottom of the 8th in the last home game of his career. There were three completely meaningless games left (the Red Sox were way out of the pennant race), all at New York, and he decided - in advance - that he wasn't going to make the last road trip. So, yes, he didn't play the last three games of his 'career' - but when he stood in the batters' box in the bottom of the 8th, he knew that was his last AB. its iffy and there's numerous conflicting reports... but it fits into ted williams demeanor that he'd sit his ass down for good after that game/HR. http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2...s&sportCat=mlb I expect jeter to be doing the same thing. He'll try to play out these last 2/3 games at home and see if he has a chance to eek it out before going to chicago/Cincinnati for the next 6 games. there is reason to do it in wrigley and or Cincinnati (one game being nationally televised at wrigley, and Ohio being his home state). considering his long respected career - jeter has every right to get that hit in the way he wants it.