A lot of titles and honors are attached to Derek Jeter's name. Ball player, future Hall of Famer, founding publisher of The Players' Tribune are just some of them. It's in that latter role that Jeter has just penned what amounts to a Valentine to Kalamazoo.Jeter's Players' Tribune gives a first person voice to athletes. It's where Kevin Durant announced he was leaving Oklahoma City and going to Golden State. One regular feature is athletes writing letters to their younger selves. It's a good site to find a good read on athletes.

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Published today is a piece simply titled "Back to Kazoo". The text is short, It mentions the Turn 2 Foundation and some other charitable works, but it is also a "thank you" from Jeter to Kalamazoo.

Most of the article is photographs of Jeter's visit home. You'll recognize most of the locations.