LADY AT THE BAT: The Honeymoon Has Started Again

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The Honeymoon Has Started Again

Around this time last year, Alex Rodriguez appeared on WFAN's Mike & The Mad Dog and said he didn't want to discuss his former friendship with Derek Jeter. Days earlier he'd made the now infamous statement about the cooling of the relationship. A-Rod preoceeded to go the entire 2007 season without so much as a word about Jeter, other than on-the-field issues.

Well yesterday A-Rod was talking about Derek Jeter on M&MD and it wasn't about on-the-field issues. Mike Francessa asked him how he would characterize his relationship with Jeter and A-Rod said, "I'll give it an A, A+." He said they were back on a honeymoon.

Turns out Jeter called A-Rod upon hearing the news of the 2007 MVP's new long-term contract with the Yankees, and a few weeks ago the two were seen having lunch at a trendy Florida restaurant. (Jeter later voluntarily admitted that the luncheon had taken place.)

What's the reason for this turnaround? My guess is that Jeter realizes that A-Rod isn't going away anytime soon. With that new 10-year deal of A-Rod's, Jeter might end up retiring and leaving the Yankees before A-Rod does. He knows he's stuck with him for the rest of his career. So if you can't beat him, join him.

The Lady

1 comment:

Sherpa said...

You know, I know A-Rod actually used the word honeymoon. Seriously, he really cracks me.