Reactions to Derek Jeter retirement announcement from ESPN

At 2 p.m. ET today, New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter posted an announcement on his Facebook page indicating his plans to retire at the end of the 2014 season.

Front Row has compiled a sampling of the times Jeter and ESPN have crossed paths throughout the years, led by the “This is SportsCenter” commercial (above) and including some ESPN-related photos of Jeter,

The sporting world reacted to the somewhat surprising revelation and a ESPN commentators were part of the conversation. Here is a collection of some of those thoughts from around social media – where Jeter quickly became the No. 1 trending US topic on Twitter:

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