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Did You Know That Big Papi’s Gift to Captain Derek Jeter, Which Infuriated New Yorkers, Was a Retaliation to an Epic Alex Rodriguez Prank?

Published 07/18/2023, 10:43 AM EDT

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Former baseball legends Derek Jeter, David Ortiz, and Alex Rodriguez are known for their rivalry in MLB. But their rivalry in the field did not affect their personal relationships. All three have been great friends outside the field. Most recently, in a resurfaced video, A-Rod took revenge on Ortiz for mocking Jeter.

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Besides their challenges to each other, the warm moments of their friendship are widely loved and shared by the fans. Recently, a video clip has gone viral on social media where Ortiz pranked Jeter, similar to A-Rod’s prank on Ortiz in 2018. 

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Earlier this month, Derek Jeter posted a video clip on his Instagram which went viral on social media. In the video, Ortiz pranked Jeter by gifting him a custom Red Sox jersey with Jeter’s name. The prank happened when Jeter made his analyst debut at Fox Sports. 

Fans remembered a similar event after the video clip went viral on Instagram. Now they have finally found the old video clip where A-Rod pranked Ortiz in a similar hilarious way.


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The newly resurfaced video shows A–Rod putting a Yankees jersey on Oritz. In the video, Ortiz is sitting on the sofa when A-Rod comes from behind and puts Jersey on his shoulders. It took Ortiz a moment to understand the trap.

All three baseball legends played in the same era and dominated the game. Now they have to explore their business ventures and baseball analyst roles.

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Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, and David Ortiz have millions of dollars’ worth of business empires and sports analyst contracts.


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Jeter has been CEO and part-owner of the Miami Marlins till last year. In the recent past London Series Game, he made his MLB debut as an analyst. Whereas Alex Rodriguez is a part-owner of the NBA team Minnesota Timberwolves and WNBA team Minnesota Lynx. His company A-Rod Corporation has investments in real estate as well. 

David Ortiz has been a regular sports analyst at Fox Sports, where he has millions’ worth of deals with the network. Further, he has endorsement deals with many big brands, such as Master Card and Coca Cola.

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Despite their rivalries throughout their career, Jeter, A-Rod, and Ortiz have been good friends, and their recent viral videos prove it. It provides examples of sportsmanship and success to the upcoming generations of baseball players. 

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Written by:

Fazal Rahim


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Fazal Rahim is an up-and-coming young MLB sports writer with a knack for capturing the excitement and drama of the sporting world. His passion for sports began at a young age, fueling his desire to share the stories and moments that make sports so captivating. He has completed his master's in Journalism from a renowned University and is skilled in different forms of journalism to tell the story in the best media form.
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Deepanshi Bajaj