The Daily Show with Trevor Noah is in the midst of its “Trevor in Miami” week, hosting the Comedy Central program from South Florida leading up to the 2018 midterm elections. Noah’s guest for Tuesday night’s episode was Marlins CEO Derek Jeter (full interview above or at this link).
Some notable clips/quotes from their interview...
“When you’re in an ownership/front office role, you have to have patience, which I am learning I have none. So it’s very difficult at times to watch because you want things to happen very quickly. It takes time to build a championship-caliber team and to build a first-class organization. We will get there, but it will take a little bit of time.”
“If you took most Americans and you threw ‘em in a Hispanic country and you expected them to speak Spanish, they would struggle a little bit. And people are judging them and I don’t necessarily think that’s fair. So we’re making sure that our educational program with the organization is first class. We’re making sure that all of our Spanish-speaking players speak English. More importantly, we want our American players to learn how to speak Spanish. We’re also doing that in the front office.”
As expected, Jeter shied away from getting political, even when pressed by Noah toward the end of their conversation.
His next media appearance figures to be when the Marlins formally announce their logo and uniform change for 2019. Though initially rumored to be coming on Thursday, it’s now unclear when that will happen (perhaps sometime later in November).