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Ex-Yankees shortstop Alex Rodriguez is a big name in the MLB world. The star player played for over two decades and achieved outstanding success at the diamond. He retired as a legend and continues to inspire upcoming generations. Continuing the same spirit, and entered the business world. He became one of the best business owners in the world, adding another feather to his glorious career. But when it comes to his personal life, the Yankees star had a tough period.

The MLB analyst had a challenging divorce in 2008. He later had a heartbreaking split from Jennifer Lopez after a relationship of four years. Though Rodriguez has moved from them, the chapters from the past continue to follow him. And one such incident has come up again, which put him against his future rival, Ben Affleck, years back. Reportedly, the reason behind it was the rivalry between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees.

When Jennifer Lopez’s Husband Showed His Love for the Boston Red Sox

Hollywood star Ben Affleck is currently married to Jennifer Lopez. The two recently celebrated the first anniversary of their marriage. On this occasion, Lopez also posted a photo on Instagram, dedicating it to Ben with a beautiful caption. The caption got the attention of many. She married Affleck after separating from Alex Rodriguez. Many consider the two to be rivals. However, it seems their rivalry is not limited to it only but also extended to the baseball pitch.


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The reason behind it is Affleck’s love for the Boston Red Sox. And showing this, he once ditched the idea of wearing the New York Yankees cap even for the movie scene. According to the New York Times, Ben told this to the director David Fincher “I will not wear a Yankees hat. I just can’t…can’t wear it because it’s going to become a thing, David… will never hear the end of it. I can’t do it.’ And I couldn’t put it on my head.”

Pointing toward his love for the Red Sox, he said, “And it was a legitimate fight.” Given that Rodriguez played for the Yankees, it added to their rivalry. However, there was a time when the two rivals shared a similar space like friends.

When Alex Rodriguez Was Accused of Attending an Illegal Poker Game Alongside Ben Affleck

Being a star, Rodriguez was always on the news. A reason for this was his great relationship with many celebrities. It was visible in his attendance alongside many celebrities at big events. But there was a case which put him under scrutiny. They accused Rodriguez of attending an illegal betting event alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, and Ben Affleck.
It invited an MLB investigation on Alex Rodriguez. Though nothing much came out of it, the case continues to mark a unique meeting between the two future rivals. And Affleck’s denial of wearing the Yankees cap could be considered a start of it. What are your thoughts on it? Let us know in the comments.