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Bobby V. takes swipes at A-Rod, Jeter

Posted on: February 28, 2012 4:36 pm
Edited on: February 28, 2012 6:18 pm
 


Bobby ValentineBy C. Trent Rosecrans


Somewhere in Bobby Valentine's office, there may be a checklist of people he should insult.

Monday, it was his predecessor with the Red Sox and Tuesday it's his rival, the Yankees. First on the list of Yankees to tweak? Alex Rodriguez, second was Derek Jeter.

When discussing retiring Boston catcher Jason Varitek, Valentine took a swipe at A-Rod. In a list of positives about Varitek, Bobby V. noted "he beat up Alex," referring to the 2004 dustup between the two.

Then, while discussing his team's work on relays and cutoffs, he dared blast Jeter's famous flip in Game 2 of the 2001 American League Division Series against the A's.

"We'll never practice that," Valentine told reporters (via the Boston Herald). "I think [Jeter] was out of position. I think the ball gets [Jeremy Giambi] out if [Jeter] doesn't touch it, personally. That was amazing that he was there. I bet it's more amazing that he said he practiced it. I don't believe it."

Would the ball have gotten there in time without Jeter's help? Looking back on it, it may have been closer than I'd remembered. I'm still not sure it had enough juice to get there on its own.

I'm surprised while he's at it, he doesn't bring up that in the same game where Jeter made his famous diving catch in the stands in 2004, Pokey Reese made a similar, but superior, play earlier int he game. (If you don't remember, Reese's catch was similar, but he went further and made the catch closer to the wall -- he just lacked Jeter's theatrics and his team didn't win that game).

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Comments

Since: Feb 2, 2009
Posted on: February 28, 2012 7:45 pm
 

Bobby V. takes swipes at A-Rod, Jeter

jeter's flip in that game was one of the most unbelievable plays I have ever seen in my lifetime. I understand Valentine is the red sox now, but there is no way he should be bashing anything, especially a famous play, that happened 10 years ago.



Since: Nov 27, 2009
Posted on: February 28, 2012 7:45 pm
 

Bobby V. takes swipes at A-Rod, Jeter

Bobby V is such an ahole. The Red Sox and Valentine are a match made in heaven. The
only reason he's opening his big mouth is to draw attention from the inder achieving
Red Sox. By the way - he sucked on ESPN too.



Since: Jan 2, 2008
Posted on: February 28, 2012 7:43 pm
 

Bobby V. takes swipes at A-Rod, Jeter

I think Bobby V. is SO OLD that he FORGOT his job is no longer a Sports Commentator;  Someone in RSN better tell this guy his job is Manager of the Red Sux not a critic of the old regime (Francona/Epstein=2World Series) and not a critic of the Yankees!  I think he should go and check on the beer in the clubhouse because he seems to have had one too many already!



Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: February 28, 2012 7:28 pm
 

Bobby V. takes swipes at A-Rod, Jeter

Let me preface my comments by saying that I am by no means a Yankee fan.  However, I remember that play like it was yesterday and I have to say that Valentine is dead wrong.  Yes, Jeter was out of position, but he was intentionally out of position.  If he hadn't been in the position he was, there's no way that Giambi would have been out.  The ball clearly did not have enough juice to get there before Giambi did and he would have scored easily.  Jeter made one of the best plays I have ever seen and he certainly deserves credit for it.



Since: Oct 26, 2007
Posted on: February 28, 2012 7:26 pm
 

Bobby V. takes swipes at A-Rod, Jeter

This act gets old fast -- by June RSN will be begging for Tito's return.




Since: Jan 5, 2007
Posted on: February 28, 2012 7:25 pm
 

Bobby V. takes swipes at A-Rod, Jeter

Why would you think everyone is a Yankee fan on this board?
 I'm just not an idiot fan is all. Maybe you should go back and rewatch the supposed A-Rod  beat
down. I ll save you the trouble, it doesnt happen.
For the record I'm not much of a A-Rod fan either but I call it as I see it and there was no way I would call that clash a fight. More like a poor performance between two sport idols showing children how not to act.



Since: Jan 9, 2012
Posted on: February 28, 2012 7:24 pm
 

Bobby V. takes swipes at A-Rod, Jeter

I'm not a Yankees fan or Red Sox fan, but no way in hell does that wayward throw ever nail Giambi at the plate without Jeter's flip.  Out of position, perhaps; but it was still an amazing play.  I think Valentine needs to keep his yap shut before someone shuts it for him.  The Tigers will beat him like a red-headed stepchild this season.



Since: Apr 14, 2009
Posted on: February 28, 2012 7:21 pm
 

Bobby V. takes swipes at A-Rod, Jeter

Bobby who ? who cares what he says redsox will be looking up at the yankees yet again this yr in the standings  they have a B on their batting helmets for a reason that stands for the b team yankees are the a team Boston gets 3rd this yr maybe 4th



Since: Feb 28, 2012
Posted on: February 28, 2012 7:14 pm
 

Bobby V. takes swipes at A-Rod, Jeter

Wow! The Skankee fans are sure upset when reminded of the facial that azzrod got few years ago! Or, maybe that,s not it? Could it be the lip gloss that was wiped off his lips? Or,this article must  bring back bad memories of azzrod girlie-slapping the ball out of Arroyo's glove, and then him standing on 2B afterwards trying to justify his girlie-slap movement to the umpires by saying his normal arm motion when he runs is the girlie-slap arm swing. "Honest...I always sashay that way when running to first base!"LMAO! Please tell us how you feel!




Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: February 28, 2012 7:07 pm
 

Bobby V. takes swipes at A-Rod, Jeter

I think i'd be pretty 'tough' if i had a metal mask on my face, i think that would give anyone 'confidence' they could win a fight.

As far as Bobby V goes, keep talking Bobby, its going to end badly for you, i'm SO excited those guys hired you, i'm going to laugh when the circus starts after a 3 game losing streak. Good luck surviving the year, you'll be back in the booth before you know it, the game has passed you by and everyone knows it except the people who hired you.


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