New York Yankees‘ slugger Alex Rodriguez and Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz have let bygones be bygones.
Two of the only remaining legendary figures of the hostile New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox rivalry have had some beef over the last couple of years.
Tonight, prior to the Yankees-Red Sox Spring Training game at Jet Blue Park, the two came together and broke the silence.
“I spoke with him today,” A-Rod told Scott Lauber of ESPN. “I’m happy for him. He’s in a good place.”
They exchanged pleasantries for the first time since A-Rod’s lawyer, Joe Tacopina, accused Ortiz of taking performance enhancing drugs. Ortiz opted to avoid A-Rod since the comments were made.
Understandable, but it wasn’t all Rodriguez, though.
Comments came from Ortiz last August questioning Rodriguez’s strong offensive performance after a year long suspension.
But thankfully, all is forgiven.
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It is a bit odd to see two players who have had their fair share of hostile moments in the historic rivalry, but nothing sounds better than having two of the best sluggers in the history of the game mend fences.
"I love Big Papi. I have a lot of respect for him.”
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The 40-years olds have a combined 1190 home runs and 3696 RBI’s.
Without a doubt, both of them will have serious consideration for the National Baseball Hall of Fame.