Where do I stand with Alex Rodriguez after our feud?

Completely off the norm! Derek Jeter He recently closed down the rumors that there was any ongoing tension between him and his ex-teammate Alex Rodriguez After their feud in the early 2000s.

“No, there is no wedge. Everything is fine,” said Jeter, 48. Good day New York During an interview on Thursday, July 28th. “I know people to this day, when I go places it’s one of the first things they ask me about, but there are absolutely no problems between Alex and me.”

speculation about heightened tension The former Yankee shortstop and A. Rod, 47, started over two decades ago after the duo were signed with various major baseball teams. However, Jeter claims he was more focused on his career than a falling out with a friend.

“There were things that I kept secret. My work, being the captain From the Yankees, it was limiting distractions and for the sake of limiting distractions, I know sometimes I didn’t create a lot of controversy,” he explained. “I talked about things once and that was the end of it.”

Rumors of a row between the athletes Who were friends in the minor leagues Before it went public, it started in 2000 after Rodriguez signed a $252 million contract with the Texas Rangers – the largest in history – and later revealed he didn’t think Jeter would beat the financial record.

“I don’t know who it will be,” Rodriguez said. ESPN December 2000. “252 would be hard to break because of my age and my talent at such a young age. Even a guy like Derek, it would be hard for him to break that because he doesn’t do strength numbers and he doesn’t do all these things defensively.”

Tensions only increased when the Golden Glove winner made derogatory comments about his lack of faith in Jeter’s leadership abilities.

“Jeter was blessed with so much talent around him. He never had to drive. He could just go play and have fun,” he said. Respected In 2001, per New York times. “He’s second – and that’s very different from third or fourth in the lineup. You go to New York, and you want to stop Bernie and O’Neal. You never say, ‘Don’t let Derek hit you.’ It’s never your concern.”

Jeter responded by saying that the comments “disturbed” him because they questioned his unwavering loyalty – something he takes very seriously.

In his new documentary series, Jeter explained, “The comments bothered me because, like I said, I’m very, very loyal.” Leaderfor every New York Post. “As a friend, I am loyal. I just looked at it as, ”I wouldn’t have done thatAnd then it was the media. The constant hammer on the nail. They kept hammering it. It turned into a noise, which frustrated me. Just a constant noise.”

However, these days, both former All-Stars are focusing on their kids more than anything else. “I’m chasing my girls all over the place,” said the New Jersey native. Fox 5 New York about his daughtersBella, 4, Story, 3, and River, 7 months, shares them with his wife Hannah Jeter. “Right now, I’m really focused on being there for them and trying to help them see what they’re excited about.”

Rodriguez, for his part, Reveal that ‘life is good’ During the July episode of “The Martha Stewart Podcast,” adding that he was “very lucky” to wake up every morning thankful “for my health.” [and] My Beautiful Daughters,” which he refers to as his “greatest gift.” (Rodriguez shares daughters Natasha, 17, and Ella, 14, with his ex-wife Cynthia Scurtis).

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