Bobby V: I love Derek Jeter

February, 29, 2012
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No word if he said anything about A-Rod, but according to our ESPN Boston teammate, Joe McDonald, Valentine wanted to clarify his remarks about the Captain.

"I want it on record that I love Derek Jeter as a player," Valentine said. "It was not a slight towards him. I love him as a guy, too."

That is a lot of love. As we all know, it is OK to diss Al B. Al, but The Captain is off limits. So there you go.

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Andrew Marchand is a senior writer for ESPNNewYork. He also regularly contributes to SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, ESPNews, ESPN New York 98.7 FM and ESPN Radio. He joined ESPN in 2007 after nine years at the New York Post. Follow Andrew on Twitter »

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