The former captain of the New York Yankees revealed the details of his difficult relationship with the Dominican-born former player as part of the ESPN documentary “The Captain.”
For several days, a short video for you to watch and listen Derek Jeter Talks on certain topics are becoming viral on social media. This scene belongs to the documentary “Captain“In ESPNIt will be released by the end of July. In this, former player New York Yankees Will touch on various topics about his career and personal life, but, at least for now, quotes about his relationship with him Alex Rodriguez Highlights of the trailer presented in the video.
A quote that attracted a lot of attention in social networks, especially in Dominican RepublicJeter notes Alex Rodriguez “Not a true friend”.
The two players are known to have shared a deep friendship over the years, but in an Esquire magazine interview from years ago in 2001, “A rod” became the companion Jeter In The YankeesThe relationship began to crumble.
Then, Rodriguez pointed out Jeter: “assigned (jether), assigned. Jeter is blessed with so much talent around him that he never has to lead. You don’t, you have to go out and play and have fun and beat the second. I mean, you know, hitting second is completely different than hitting third or fourth in a row, because you’re trying to stop Bernie. (Williams) Already (milk) O’Neal and all, but you never said, ‘Don’t let Jeter hit you,’ that’s not your concern”.
More than two decades later, those words have not been forgotten JeterHe gave part of his version of events about that interview, in an audio-visual.
“Those comments bothered me because like I said, I’m very loyal. As a friend, I am loyal. I looked at it like ‘I wouldn’t have done it’. (Comment by Rodriguez) And then it was in the middle, the steady hammer on the nail. They kept hammering it (the media). It turned out to be loud and it frustrated me. Constant noise“.
Rodriguez Tried to apologize, although he would make similar statements in another interview, indicating none Jeter Outperformed him, which the former skipper saw as a comment that threw his career into the ground The Yankees.
“In my mind, he got his contract and is trying to bring down what I’m doing, maybe to justify why he got paid. When you talk about stats, mine doesn’t compare to Alex’s. I am not blind. I understand that, but we will win! You can say whatever you want about me as a player. It doesn’t matter“, said Jeter.
“But it all comes back to faith, to faith. That’s how this guy feels. He wasn’t a real friend, I felt like that, because I wouldn’t do that to a friend.”, closed the shortstop.