Found February 28, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:
Any Derek Jeter highlight reel you have seen since 2001 almost certainly has included his backhanded toss in the 2011 American League Division Series. Every baseball fan has seen the play. With the Yankees facing elimination in Game 3 against the Athletics, Jeter sprinted from the shortstop position to field a ball that had sailed over the heads of two cutoff men and down the first base line, snagged it, and flipped it on the backhand to home plate to get Jeremy Giambi out and save the game. Bobby Valentine, the new manager of Jeter’s biggest rival, did his best to downplay the moment on Tuesday. “We’ll never practice that,” Valentine said Tuesday while the Red Sox practiced relays and cutoffs. “I think (Jeter) was out of position and the ball gets (Giambi) out if (Jeter) doesn’t touch it, personally.   “The Jeter-like simulation today is that idea of what’s a first baseman and third baseman do as the ball is coming in, because they have to react, willing to change the position...

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.

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...

Minka Kelly trading Jeter's Yankees cap for a Fez

It sounds like Derek Jeter won't need an extra toothbrush in his St. Petersburg mansion during spring training this year.  The New York Daily News reported that the New York Yankees former squeeze Minka Kelly was spotted being squired around a Hollywood club by Wilmer Valderrama— better known as the character Fez on "That '70's Show." Sources told the...

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.

Valentine showed in high school days he has what it takes to turn around Sox

FORT MYERS, Fla. — By being everywhere, Bobby Valentine is counting on the Red Sox going somewhere this season. The man was in constant motion from the time he rode his bike on an hour-long loop just to get to JetBlue Park early yesterday morning. He bounced from field to field...

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.

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...

Yanks need aging stars to produce

They call it the young man's game and for good reason. The post-steroids industry has fallen in love with run-prevention, which is to say, pitching-and-defense is the new three-run HR. Every GM has the same prototype of the ideal asset, too: under 30 and under contract control. Look no further than the Rays for a vision of the future. But that doesn't mean everyone is following...

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.

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.

Francona calls beer ban 'a PR move'

HBT: Former Red Sox manager Terry Francona is not all that impressed with Bobby Valentine's ban on beer in the clubhouse this season.
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