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Jim Rice: role model or curmudgeon?

Originally Published: August 24, 2009
By Jim Caple | Page 2

Jim Rice told Little Leaguers not to use today's players as role models: "You see a Manny Ramirez, you see an A-Rod, you see Jeter … Guys that I played against and with, these guys you're talking about cannot compare. … We didn't have the baggy uniforms. We didn't have the dreadlocks. It was a clean game, and now they're setting a bad example for the young guys."

Rice elaborates in a exclusive Page 2 interview …

Nothing personal against those ...

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