Listen son, I know that you were hoping that Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter would someday get back together, so that you and your favorite players would be a family again. But it's just not going to happen. Sometimes, people just grow apart, and there's nothing you can do about it. But both Alex and Derek still love you very much.

Oh, and in case you were wondering, yes, it was mostly your fault.

From USA Today:

On the first day of his fourth season with the New York Yankees, Alex Rodriguez finally acknowledged his relationship with Derek Jeter has cooled. After insisting for three years that they remained close, Rodriguez said it was "important" to him to publicly confirm what others have said since he joined the team.

"The reality is there's been a change in the relationship over 14 years and, hopefully, we can just put it behind us," Rodriguez said. "You go from sleeping over at somebody's house five days a week, and now you don't sleep over. It's just not that big of a deal."

It's kind of like that episode where Bart and Milhouse break up, isn't it? Well, A-Rod's new best friend is the New York press, it seems. Although Vecsey tends to hog the Playstation.

A-Rod Admits Friendship With Jeter Has Cooled [USA Today]

(By the way, Jeter would like to say he sees no rift. And on we go with this.)