He made the statements on Sirius-XM's Mad Dog Radio. Here it is:
“It’s not a rivalry anymore," Jim Rice said. "Even when I was playing it wasn’t really a rivalry because when you have a rivalry back then you’re talking about guys that started in an organization and came up and played for both teams. Now you have the free agency. And you throw the name out there, ‘rivalry’ now, and it’s not because you have other guys that come from other organizations that did not start and continue playing with the Yankees. You’ve only got two with the Yankees just about now, Mariano (Rivera) and (Derek) Jeter.”
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