Alex Rodriguez resorted to escape tactics to answer massive questions about Derek Jeter’s incredible achievement in 2017

Two shortstops, making their Major League debuts a year apart, the relationship between Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter has been the talk of Major League Baseball for years. The couple first met at a college baseball game, and since then their relationship has had many ups and downs.

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In between, while one shortstop had better hitting numbers and a longer list of individual accolades, the other carried the burden of captaincy and won five world championships.

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Additionally, A-Rod’s steroid scandal tarnished his reputation as a player, which affected his honors after his retirement. In 2017, the Yankees front office made the unanimous and popular decision to add Derek Jeter’s plaque to Monument Park and retire his jersey.

Was Alex Rodriguez invited to Derek Jeter’s jersey retirement ceremony?

Around the same time, in an awkward interview with NY Daily, A-Rod was asked about his invitation to Jeter’s jersey retirement ceremony.

BALTIMORE, MD – JUNE 28: Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees talks to Derek Jeter #2 during the game between the New York Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles on June 28, 2005 at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Given A-Rod’s ambiguous response, it was assumed that he was not invited to Jeter’s jersey retirement ceremony. A-Rod claimed that since it was Mother’s Day, the shortstop-turned-baseman dated his mother and completely dodged the question by not giving a straight answer.

He said, “It was Mother’s Day. I watched the whole (ceremony). I posted a message (on social networks). I especially enjoyed seeing (his parents) Dr. (Charles) Jeter and Mrs. (Dorothy) Jeter, (his sister) Sharlee. It was a beautiful day for him, and very well deserved.

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At the end of the night, as seen above, A-Rod uploaded a celebratory tweet for his retired captain.

Are Derek Jeter and A-Rod on good terms now?

In a recent interview with Drink Champs, Jeter bluntly answered a question about his relationship with A-Rod. He says the controversial incident around record deals and subtle digs dates back 20 years, and he is completely out of it.

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