The Morning Rat Race

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 23: (L-R) Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on April 23, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)


Good morning, Sports amigos!   Davey Mac is back with another action-packed Sports Report for ya!   We’ve got all kinds of sports in the news…but first!

Did you see the article about Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter and FOX Sports?   Apparently, the executives at FOX asked A-Rod if it was okay for the network to hire Jeter for their MLB studio show (which Rodriguez is a part of).

Boston Red Sox v New York Yankees

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 02: Alex Rodriguez #13, and Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees celebrate their 4-3 win against the Boston Red Sox on October 2, 2012 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)



The New York Post reports that FOX bigwigs asked A-Rod for his approval of Jeter’s hiring since the two former Yankees have had quite the history.   If you watched the excellent docuseries The Captain on ESPN, you would have learned that indeed the two All Stars were good friends when they were younger…but grew distant after A-Rod said a few unflattering things about the Yankee short stop in the media.

New York Yankees v Toronto Blue Jays

TORONTO, CANADA – AUGUST 26: Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees stretches next to Alex Rodriguez #13 before the start of an MLB game against the Toronto Blue Jays on August 26, 2013 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)



However, after the two reunited on Sunday Night Baseball with A-Rod and Michal Kay…the legendary Yankee pair seemed to warm up to each other.   A-Rod has since said that the two of them have gone to dinner and smoothed things over.   The duo are back on the same page.

Baltimore Orioles v New York Yankees

NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 21: Alex Rodriguez #13 (L) and Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees walk back to the dugout against the Baltimore Orioles during the last regular season game at Yankee Stadium on September 21, 2008 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees are playing their final season in the 85 year old ball park and plan on moving into the new Yankee Stadium across the street to start the 09 season. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)



I’m surprised that the FOX execs actually sought A-Rod’s approval.   What would have happened if he said “no” to Jeter joining the studio team?   That would have been dicey!   In any event, looks like everyone is good to go…and a Jeter and A-Rod broadcasting team is pretty cool.   I’m Davey Mac…that’s my Sports Two Cents.

Red Sox v Yankees

NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 18: Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees greets Alex Rodriguez as he crosses the plate following his three run homerun to make the score 13-0 in the fifth inning of their game against the Boston Red Sox on September 18, 2004 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York. Rodriguez drove in Miguel Cairo as well as Jeter to help the Yankees to win the game 14-4. (Photo by M. David Leeds/Getty Images)



  • Knicks Destroy Rockets

    Let’s start with basketball…where the Knicks dominated the Rockets last night…137 to 115.   It was a career-high for the Knicks’ Immanuel Quickley as I.Q. had 40 points and 9 assists in his start for the injured Jalen Brunson.   Julius Randle added 26 points…as the Knicks improve to 43 and 33…still in the 5th spot in the Eastern Conference with just six games to go in the regular season.

    Houston Rockets v New York Knicks

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MARCH 27: Immanuel Quickley #5 of the New York Knicks celebrates his three point shot in the fourth quarter against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on March 27, 2023 in New York City. The New York Knicks defeated the Houston Rockets 137-115. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

  • Sixers Lose To Nuggets

    The 76’ers lost to the Nuggets…116 to 111.   Denver superstar Nikola Jokic had 25 points, 17 rebounds, and 12 assists in the game.   The Sixers drop to 49 and 26…still 3rd in the East.

    Denver Nuggets v Brooklyn Nets

    Nikola Jokic #15 of the Denver Nuggets  (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

  • Nets Play Wednesday

    The Nets were off.   They next play on Wednesday.   The Nets are currently 40 and 35 and tied (record-wise) with the Miami Heat for the sixth spot in the East.   The top six teams in each conference avoid the play-in series.

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Brooklyn Nets

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MARCH 23: Head coach Jacque Vaughn of the Brooklyn Nets looks on during the first half against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Barclays Center on March 23, 2023 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

  • Devils Defeated By Islander

    The Devils were crushed by the Islanders…5 to 1.   The Devils are still 46-20-8 for the season (second in the Metropolitan Division).

    New Jersey Devils v New York Islanders

    ELMONT, NEW YORK – MARCH 27: Jesper Bratt #63 of the New Jersey Devils ducks under a check from Adam Pelech #3 of the New York Islanders at the UBS Arena on March 27, 2023 in Elmont, New York. The Islanders defeated the Devils 5-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

  • Rangers Vs. Columbus Tonight

    The Rangers and Flyers were inactive.   Tonight the Rangers face the Blue Jackets in Madison Square Garden.   The Rangers are 43-20-10 for the year (3rd in the division).

    New York Rangers v Carolina Hurricanes

     Vladimir Tarasenko #91, Alexis Lafrenière #13, and Jimmy Vesey #26 of the New York Rangers(Photo by Jaylynn Nash/Getty Images)

  • Flyers Vs. Montreal

    The Flyers play the Canadiens in Philly.   Philly is 28-32-12 (7th in the division).

    Minnesota Wild v Philadelphia Flyers

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – MARCH 23: Carter Hart #79 and Morgan Frost #48 of the Philadelphia Flyers celebrate a win against the Minnesota Wild at the Wells Fargo Center on March 23, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

  • Yanks Take Down Tampa In Spring Training

    The Yankees beat the Rays…8 to 4.   Josh Donaldson had two hits in the game.

    Pittsburgh Pirates v New York Yankees

     Josh Donaldson #28 of the New York Yankees (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)

  • Phils Beat Blue Jays

    The Phillies got past the Blue Jays…5 to 2.   Trea Turner had a couple of hits for the Phils.

    Philadelphia Phillies Photo Day

    Trea Turner #7 of the Philadelphia Phillies (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

  • Mets Getting Ready For Season

    The Mets were off.   They are finished with Spring Training and will get ready for the regular season.   The Yanks and Phillies play today and that’s it…as it’s Opening Day on Thursday!    Baseball is just 48 hours away!   Play ball!

    Wild Card Series - San Diego Padres v New York Mets - Game Three

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 09: Buck Showalter #11 of the New York Mets walks to the mound during the sixth inning against the San Diego Padres in game three of the National League Wild Card Series at Citi Field on October 09, 2022 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

  • Giants Owner Says He's Like Odell Back

    Giants owner John Mara says he’d be in favor of Odell Beckham Junior returning to the team.   “I certainly would be in favor of that if they can make it work. That’s always the trick.’’

    Dallas Cowboys v New York Giants

    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – NOVEMBER 23: Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants scores a touchdown in the second quarter against Brandon Carr #39 of the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium on November 23, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • Jets Trying To Outwait Packers With Rodgers Deal

    Meanwhile, Jets GM Joe Douglas is saying there’s no rush on the Aaron Rodgers deal with the Packers.   He also said there’s no plans for the Jets inquiring about Lamar Jackson.   Jackson just revealed that he wants to be traded.   But the Jets are saying they’re not in it…they’re staying focused on Rodgers.

    New York Jets v Green Bay Packers

    GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN – AUGUST 21: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers looks on in the second half against the New York Jets during a preseason game at Lambeau Field on August 21, 2021 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)

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  • That's Today's Sports Report!

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