Derek Jeter’s tough day: Interview with A-Rod, reported setback on Marlins deal

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Sometimes even the great ones don’t have it so great.That pretty much sums up Derek Jeter’s day Tuesday. Not only did the Yankees legend have to do a https://www.dodgersedge.com/los-angeles-dodgers/yasmani-grandal-jersey painful CNBCinterview with former teammate (and still-frenemy) Alex Rodriguez as part of a charity event in New York; he alsolearned his plans to become a minority owner of the Marlins had taken a slight hit.MORE: Derek Jeter’s career in photosSI.comsummed up the interview in two words: “nightmare” and “trainwreck.” Other outlets used “awkward.” There were questions about Jeter and Rodriguez’s supposed strained relationship. Questions about A-Rod’s relationship with Jennifer Lopez. Questions about Monday’s Met Gala (an arts event, not the Queens MLB team’s win over the Braves). Cluele https://www.dodgersedge.com/los-angeles-dodgers/corey-seager-jersey s questions about Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation.Cap’n Jetes took it in stride, as he does, and we’re sure he was able to quickly laugh this off in short order.This interview with A-Rod and Derek Jeter is one of the greatest things I’ve ever seen. Just gets better and better https://t.co/3j5JRJNKkZ pic.twitter.com/mS4DzH6hbM Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) May 2, 2017MORE: Joe Girardi says Aaron Judge reminds him of Derek JeterIt might have been slightly le s amusing for him to learn his group is trailing in the bidding for the Marlins. The South Florida Sun Sentinel reported Tuesday evening that a group led by one of Mitt Romney’s sons and which includes Hall of Famer Tom Glavine had bid slightly more than the $1.3 billion offered by the group that includes Jeter and is led by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.We have no idea how much cash Jeter has pledged towardthe sale, but any additional funds figure to be substantial if a bidding war is going on.Earlier in the day, Bush expre sed confidence (per The New York Times) his group would soon finalize an agreement to buyhttps://www.dodgersedge.com/los-angeles-dodgers/maury-wills-jerseythe franchise from Jeffrey Loria. Was that confidence just posturing, or are we really nearing a resolution?Jeter’s accustomed to winning, in baseball and in life. Come-from-behind victories are routine. Looks like he’ll need another one to fulfill his wish of being an owner. Then maybe he can go back onCNBC and clown everybody there.

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