“He’ll Be Making Fun of Alex Rodriguez” – New York’s Premier Penman Praises Derek Jeter’s All-Star Transition to Fox Analyst

Published 06/23/2023, 10:43 AM EDT

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One of the most-anticipated moments of the baseball season is almost here. Baseball legend Derek Jeter is about to debut as an analyst at the Fox Network. Earlier this year, on Superbowl Sunday, Alex Rodriguez announced the onboarding of his frenemy Derek Jeter joining him and others as an analyst in the London Series. And now, after months of the announcement and keeping fans in anticipation, the iconic moment is less than a day away. Not only fans but also the New York premier penmen put forward their views about the former’s debut. 

Notably, fans’ enthusiasm to see Derek back on television increases steadily as time passes. Jeter’s return to the baseball world is what almost every fan of his has wanted since he hung up his cleats in 2014. Now, Jeter’s return to the baseball world has the entire New York City talking about him, including an esteemed penman of reputed journals thinking of his role sitting beside Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez.

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Since Jeter stepped foot in the Bronx, his fanbase has only increased exponentially. Fans have wanted nothing but to see Jeter back on television, and it is finally happening. However, with this step, Derek is about to reunite with A-Rod, with whom he shares a decades-long history. How well this duo manages themselves on Fox is one of the topics of conversation.

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Considering Derek’s calm nature, New York Sports columnist Andrew Marchand has a slightly different perspective. Hence, in an episode of his podcastThe Marchand and Ourand Sports Media Podcast, about Derek’s new step, Marchand said, “I think he’ll be making fun of Alex Rodriguez a lot. That’s what he’ll do. It’ll be a little bit above it all. I think it’ll be pretty good because it’s small bites, as Alex used to like to say about taking walks.” 


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Alex and Derek’s history isn’t hidden from the world. It might be over two decades since everything unfolded, but their rivalry remains the fiercest among players in MLB history. It is always a matter of thought, how Derek and Alex turned from friends to enemies.

Derek and Alex went from being best friends to enemies!

Both the baseball legends met each other at a college baseball game when Alex was still in high school, and the Yankees had already drafted Jeter. From this moment to Alex signing the most significant contract in MLB history with the Texas Rangers, they had a friendship that everyone was envious of. Then, one question later, A-Rod changed the dynamics of the friendship. He said nobody, but Jeter could break his record for the most significant MLB contract. 


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And now, twenty-three years later, proving the past is in the past, the once-best friends are about to unite again. But how do you think this interaction will go? Will Derek make fun of Alex, or will it be the other way around? Let us know in the comments below!


Written by:

Rakshita Madan


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Rakshita Madan is an MLB writer at EssentiallySports, with a prolific portfolio of over 1000 articles to her credit. Rakshita's admiration for the legendary Derek Jeter is well known, but she never lets her personal biases affect her writing. She is particularly intrigued by the twists and turns of the game, and it is this aspect that keeps her hooked on the sport.
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Deepanshi Bajaj