Derek Jeter, in Davos, Switzerland for a promotional appearance for PepsiCo at the World Economic Forum, made a rare foray into political talk when he spoke to a reporter for the Columbus Dispatch about climate change.

"I was in New York for Hurricane Sandy," Jeter told The Dispatch. "It's just something that's gotten so much attention. Regardless of how you feel about it, it's something that needs to be addressed because we're seeing more and more natural disasters each year, it seems like. Something has to be causing it."

For a player as image-conscious as Jeter, who tries to keep all his statements on every topic as vanilla as possible, it was an unusually candid remark. Not surprisingly, The Captain did not share his views on gun control, the federal debt or women in combat.

"I know my place," he said.