So, last week, Sir Alex Rodriguez and Derek "Jeets" Jeter appeared on CNBC for a joint interview that quickly went haywire. The two were both supposed to be on to talk about their charity endeavors, but host Bob Pisani instead took them on a wonderful journey through their past interpersonal relationship with each other (bad!) as well as their current relationships with others (good—but don't ask about them, we're private people, please!).
While A-Rod heroically tried to steer the conversation away from disaster, Jeets was pretty much done with the whole thing 30 seconds in. And now, according to Dan Le Batard, we know why. It wasn't because Pisani crossed a line, it was because the Captain had no idea he was going to be doing a joint interview with A-Rod and was royally pissed about it.
From Le Batard, transcribed via Business Insider:
"I actually learned, factually, that Jeter was beside himself angry at that interview he had to do with Alex Rodriguez, first and foremost, because nobody told him he'd have to be sitting there next to Alex Rodriguez."
Once best friends who enjoyed sleepovers in their youth, A-Rod and Jeets later grew estranged after Rodriguez told Esquire in 2001 that opposing teams never had to worry about Jeter because the guys around him were so good. "You go into New York, you wanna stop Bernie and O'Neill," A-Rod said. "You never say, 'Don't let Derek beat you.'"
Since then, the thought of sitting next to the greatest living Yankee has made Jeter squirm, as you can clearly see in the video.
h/t Big League Stew