Derek Jeter sat in the dugout in the same place Alex Rodriguez did yesterday. But he wasn’t nearly as happy about it.
Derek draws a thick line between what he does on the field and what he does off. In his mind, once you open the door to your private life, it never closes.
So while he didn’t say he was annoyed at Rodriguez airing their dirty laundry, the tone of his words spoke volumes. You can listen to the audio yourself shortly.
“It doesn’t matter what our relationship was or how often we hang out now,” Jeter said. “I understand this out there for discussion but it’s not relevant.”
Jeter made several points clear: He does not have a rift with A-Rod; he supports A-Rod as the captain of the team and A-Rod doesn’t believe there is a lack of support. They have talked that over.
But there was no doubt Jeter wanted nothing to do with this issue.
“Am I annoyed that he chose to talk about it? He can talk about whatever he wants to talk about, Jeter said. “Me personally, this is the last time I’m going to address it.”