Posted February 29, 2012 on AP on Fox
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. Derek Jeter spoke longer, but was no less bemused. On the final day of February, the two New York stars were already being dragged into the first Yankees-Red Sox stir of the year. ''I have no thoughts whatsoever,'' Jeter said. ''That's the best way to put it.'' Valentine, Boston's new manager, said Tuesday that Jeter didn't need to make his famous flip-to-home relay during the 2001 playoffs. He also fondly recalled when Varitek ''beat up'' Rodriguez in 2004 during a confrontation between A-Rod and the Boston catcher. Rodriguez said Wednesday he hadn't heard Valentine's comments. After being told about them, he gave a brief response. ''I'm not going to win many battles here when it comes to words, especially against Bobby,'' Rodriguez said. ''But I will tell you this: I've got my new press se...
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