Rodriguez and Rose were part of the four-man studio crew breaking down Game 5 of the National League Championship Series involving the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday when Rose mentioned that a player heating up could serve as motivation for a teammate.
"There was a guy who wore No. 2 who used to inspire a guy named Alex Rodriguez. I think his name was Derek Jeter," Rose said. Rodriguez smiled before declaring he "loved it" in what sounded like a sarcastic tone.
A-Rod eventually pivoted and discussed how Ken Griffey Jr. motivated him.
Rodriguez may have a career in politics in his future.