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Rice blames controversy on misquote

Updated: August 25, 2009, 10:41 AM ET
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Hall of Famer Jim Rice says he was "misquoted" last week when he reportedly referred to Derek Jeter among others in saying young players shouldn't use today's generation of major leaguers as role models.

"What do you expect?" he said, according to Yahoo! Sports. "Who are the Red Sox playing? The Yankees. What else do you expect but some controversy involving the Red Sox and Yankees?"

Rice made the original remarks Friday while speaking to players before the start of the Little ...

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