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Alex Rodriguez laughed off Bobby Valentine's comments about his 2004 scrap with Jason Varitek, then made a brief statement and ducked through the crowd of reporters surrounding his locker.

Bobby V: Jeter flip was unnecessary

Bobby Valentine has only been Boston's manager for a few months, but he's not wasting any time going after the Yanks.

Valentine already taking jabs at Yankees (AP)

Bobby Valentine has only been wearing a Boston Red Sox uniform for about two weeks and he's already taking a few jabs at the archrival New York Yankees. Many thought that the outspoken manager's arrival in Boston could add even more spice to one of the most heated rivalries in professional sports, and it hasn't taken long for that to hold true.

Jeter: Valentine 'must be bored over there'

In reaction to Valentine's criticism of his 2001 ALDS flip play at the plate, Derek Jeter thinks Bobby is just bored, so he has to stir some crap up to pass the time. ESPN New York: "I'm indifferent, really," Jeter said on Wednesday in regards to comments Valentine made regarding the famous "flip play" Jeter made at home plate against the Oakland...

Joe Maddon's Comments Regarding Bobby Valentine's Alcohol Ban Show Red Sox-Rays Rivalry Heating Up (Video)

There's been some backlash following the news that Bobby Valentine is banning alcohol from the Red Sox clubhouse. But none of it is from the people who it impacts most. Rather than Valentine's players speaking out against the ban, it's those from the outside looking in, including former Sox skipper Terry Francona and Rays manager Joe Maddon. Francona called the ban a...

New hot rivalry: Rangers vs. Angels

Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine, new to his job but a voluble veteran, tried to roil the rival Yankees this week with provocations relating to events of 2004 and 2001. It was sad, really. In years gone by, Trot Nixon and Kevin Millar would arrive at spring training and serve up juicy quotes about how Alex Rodriguez wasn't a true Yankee. Now the best the Red Sox can offer is...

Bobby Valentine Attacks the Yankees - The Spin Starts Here

So take it from a Mets fan who knows Bobby V's act - the devil is in the details.

Bobby Valentine fires back at Terry Francona

The old manager let his players getaway with boozing and stuffing their face with chicken wings. The new manager put in a new rule banning booze. The old manager said it is a PR stunt. The new manager said Bobby V on Tito’s “PR ploy” – “Remember you get paid over there (TV) for saying stuff; you get paid over here for doing stuff.” #RedSoxTalk — Sean McAdam(@Sean_McAdam...

The Bobby Valentine Quote Machine will keep us busy

Spring training is barely underway and new Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine has already upset a bunch of folks.He has exchanged barbs with his predecessor, Terry Francona. He aggravated Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter while reminiscing about his hallmark defensive play in the 2001 ALDS.He zinged Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, noting that former Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek...

A-Rod, Jeter not taking bait

Alex Rodriguez laughed off Bobby Valentine's comments about his 2004 scrap with Jason Varitek, then made a brief statement and ducked through the crowd of reporters surrounding his locker.

What to Expect from A-Rod?

This time of the year used to be when we had the annual debate over how Alex Rodriguez was going to fit in with the rest of the team. Those days are over, but questions about Rodriguez remain. After four consecutive seasons of health issue and production decline, can A-Rod stay healthy and give the Yankees 25 HRs/90 RBI/ and an OPS around .850? Just a year ago that might seem to...

A-Rod, Jeter not taking bait over Valentine's jabs (Yahoo! Sports)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) On the final day of February, Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter were dragged into the first Yankees-Red Sox stir of the year.
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