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).
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.
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.
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.
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)