Today in Tampa, Alex Rodriguez was asked about the comments Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine made yesterday regarding the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry. More specifically he was asked about Valetine’s praise of Jason Varitek’s ability to “beat him up” in 2004. Rodriguez wisely decided he didn’t want to get into any trouble and delivered this gem to reporters:
“Like I said, I’m not going to win many battles here when it comes to words, especially against Bobby. But I will tell you this, I got my new press secretary that should be landing in the next couple days, Reggie Jackson, so I’ll let him handle that. All right? Thanks.”
Then, he walked away from his locker without further comment.