Yankees legend receives an unpleasant gift during his TV debut

Yankees legend Derek Jeter receiving a Red Sox Jersey during his tv debut

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David Ortiz and Derek Jeter, both renowned baseball players once adversaries on the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees, now work together on Fox. During Jeter’s first appearance as an MLB analyst, Ortiz played a joke by presenting him with a unique gift, despite their previous rivalry.

Upon opening the wrapped box, Derek Jeter, who is 48 years old, discovered a custom Red Sox jersey with his last name. He immediately discarded the gift and made a quip about leaving the show.

“It’s been a great time spending time with you guys here. You won’t see me anymore. This is my last day at Fox.”

Two years ago, Alex Rodriguez became an MLB analyst at Fox. His former Yankees teammate, Ortiz, recently joined him, which is a full-circle moment for their love-hate relationship. Additionally, Ortiz gifted Jeter a gold crown to make him “El Capitan” the king, which Jeter appreciated.

Yankees-Red Sox Rivalry Heats Up on Television

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The legendary Red Sox-Yankees rivalry has been reignited, and its three iconic members from the early 2000s are already proving that it will be captivating television.

With a fresh backdrop, the rivalry is back in action, and on the first day, the Red Sox have taken the upper hand. However, the Yankees legends are expected to respond with equal enthusiasm.

During the 1990s and 2000s, New York Yankees and Boston had an intense baseball rivalry. Although New York often came out on top, Boston managed a remarkable comeback in the 2004 American League Championship Series (ALCS), leading to their World Series victory. This was the first of David Ortiz’s three championship wins.

Derek Jeter’s response delights Yankees fans

Fans immensely love the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry. The most recent matchup between the two teams has gained significant attention from major sports media companies in America, including ESPN.

Although Derek Jeter receiving a Red Sox jersey may have been considered a controversial move, many Yankees fans responded with good humor and found it amusing. 

However, were those who did not share the same sense of humor.

On Saturday afternoon, Derek Jeter made his debut as an analyst during the Chicago Cubs’ resounding 9-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals, which took place in London, England.

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  1. Ortiz still rubs me the wrong way even without wearing a Boston jersey. Jeter as usual used humor to diffuse the jersey trash gift. I’m very happy he’s working on Fox as an analyst. Much more than any analyst working there today. I’ll be watching his future Fox appearances. Go Captain!!! You’ve always been my main man representing the Yankees in a dignified and professional manner.

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