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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: Jan 5, 2007
Posted on: February 28, 2012 7:01 pm
 

Bobby V. takes swipes at A-Rod, Jeter

I guess i missed it. I just re watched the A-Rod Varetik fight and not sure where it shows Varetik getting the better of A-Rod. Looked to me like A-Rod was getting the upper hand before they were seperated and even that wasnt much of a brawl.
 Just re watched the Jeter flip and not sure why Valentine would think that that play wasnt needed. The throw was offline and and know way does the catcher get back with a tag on Jason.

My guess is that he was lower than second fiddle in New York when he was with the Mets and has alot of issues with being that stepchild of New York for those years. Rays will win that division this year anyway. Boston will be lucky to round out the top 4 behind N.Y and Toronto.


Tim Teblow
Since: Aug 12, 2011
Posted on: February 28, 2012 6:58 pm
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Since: Jul 3, 2008
Posted on: February 28, 2012 6:54 pm
 

Bobby V. takes swipes at A-Rod, Jeter

this clown will be fired by july. nice pick blosox. btw, tek fought arod (if you want to call it that) with his mask on. guess that impresses valentine. what a loser.



Since: Feb 28, 2012
Posted on: February 28, 2012 6:52 pm
 

Bobby V. takes swipes at A-Rod, Jeter

Hey Bobby, who won the 2000 World Series? Sure sounds like sour grapes to me! Your losing to the Yankees will continue!



Since: Nov 20, 2011
Posted on: February 28, 2012 6:52 pm
 

Bobby V. takes swipes at A-Rod, Jeter

VALENTINE YOU  PIECE OF SHIT THAT WILL GET YOU  HURT THIS YEAR FOR SURE I CAN NOT  BELIEVE HOW DUMB SOMEONE CAN BE ,yOU WERE EVEN BARRED FROM JAPAN YOU CLASSLESS GARBAGE CAN ,I WILL BET ANYONE READING THIS ONE OF HIS OWN PLAYERS WILL KICK HIS ASS THIS YEAR AND HIS ASS WILL BE FIRED BY THE ALL-STAR BREAK NO ONE THAT STUPID SHOULD BE ALLOWED IN BASEBALL OR EVEN BE ALLOWED TO TALK  ========= HEY BOBBY I ALWAYS HATED THE RED SOX BUT NOT A HELL OF LOT MORE BECAUSE OF YOU  . YOUR A CLASSES PIECE OF SHIT 



Since: Feb 16, 2007
Posted on: February 28, 2012 6:52 pm
 

Bobby V. takes swipes at A-Rod, Jeter

If shoving your glove into somebodies face while wearing a protective mask is beating somebody up, then I guess Arod got messed up real bad.  However, in the real world nobody was remotely hurt, and it doesn't even qualify as a fight.  More useless drama from Bobby V who just loves to milk his moment in the sun.  He sure acts like a punk and weasel which I thought it what he hated about the Yankees?  



Since: May 7, 2009
Posted on: February 28, 2012 6:48 pm
 

Bobby V. takes swipes at A-Rod, Jeter

BOBBY WHO?



Since: Sep 12, 2007
Posted on: February 28, 2012 6:46 pm
 

Bobby V. takes swipes at A-Rod, Jeter

DUDE, you were fired by the METS!!  The horrible, disgusting, awful, pathetic, METS!!  That would be enough to make a guy take up coaching croquet!!



Since: Jan 26, 2008
Posted on: February 28, 2012 6:44 pm
 

Bobby V. takes swipes at A-Rod, Jeter

Question? What has Bobby Valentine ever won? Wait for it, oh yeah. Nothing! Enjoy finishing 3rd this year in the East. Enjoy your steroid users. Enjoy your alcoholics. Enjoy your overpaid headaches. Yankees got rid of there's. You will be fired in August after a clubhouse fight. That of course you spilled to the media because you never could shut your mouth. See story above. 



Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: February 28, 2012 6:33 pm
 

Bobby V. takes swipes at A-Rod, Jeter

Dear Bobby: Don't take the Rex Ryan "mouthy" route. It crashed and burned for him.


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