-Congrats. Since the last time
you were here, your fiancée, Jennifer Lopez, rocked —
[ Cheers and applause ] Rocked the Super Bowl
halftime show. She was unbelievable!
[ Cheers and applause ] That was legendary. -Unbelievable.
-It really was. How was she,
like, behind the scenes? -It was so awesome to watch her, because for 5 1/2 or 6 months, she was prepping
at a level, like — It was like she was Rocky
going to go fight the Russian. [ Laughter ]
Right? Drago. She was lean, she was mean. And she would start her job
at 2:00 in the afternoon, her dances,
and would come home around 3:00 or 4:00
in the morning. And with bruises everywhere. And, I mean,
it was just remarkable. I was so nervous for her. -You really were?
-Oh, yeah. Because, you know,
you think about it. It’s like, you know,
getting ready for the Olympics. You prepare for four years
for 10 seconds. Like, she prepared
for six months for six minutes. And it was her moment.
And — Look, I’ve played in front of — you know,
in front of 50,000 people, playoffs, World Series… -I was gonna say,
you would know it. -I was more nervous watching her than I was any game
I ever played. -Really?
What were you doing? Do you just, like, go,
“I’ll see you later, hon. Go, bye, bye, go, go.
I’ll see you later”? -I was going nuts.
You know, on game day, she woke up —
she woke me up like at 8:15. I’m like,
“Why are you waking me up?” She goes, “Let’s go train.”
I go, “Train? I thought we were gonna, like,
just relax.” Goes to train,
I wasn’t even talking with her. She was game face.
I was game face. But I didn’t wanna
mess with her routine. -Yeah, exactly!
-It was such a big day. I’m like,
“I’m here if you need me.” But, you know…
-That’s exactly right. We do have a clip of you
during her performance. -Okay.
-I don’t know if you’ve seen this, ’cause you lived it. But here’s what A-Rod was doing during J.Lo’s
Super Bowl performance. Take a look. [ Laughter ] [ Cheers and applause ] -You’re so — [ Laughs ]
You’re so proud. Come on! You’re so —
[ Cheers and applause ] Alex! That’s what a fiancé
does right there. -Jimmy, I gotta tell you,
I got so many calls and texts. And my friends are like,
“Are you doing drugs?” [ Laughter ] I was like,
“No, that was drug-free!” -“I’m just proud.”
-That was releasing the stress. I had my daughters
in the background. And when she went up on that,
you know, pole, and she looked so great,
and she killed it, I was just like, “Aah!”
[ Laughter ] -That’s the best, man. Hey, can we talk about this?
Because you just won — You’ve won championships,
many awards. But this one, you were golfing
with Tiger Woods. And you won?
[ Cheers and applause ] Explain this to me.
What was that? -Tiger’s the best. You know,
we’re around the same age. We broke into, basically,
the league together. But this was for charity.
We raised a lot of money. And we had Presidente beer. We wanted to pour it
and then drink it, but Tiger wouldn’t drink
’cause he had to play for real the next day.
[ Laughter ] -Yeah, the real — You’re like,
“He’s not allowed to do that.” -He’s the best.
-Are you a — yeah. We’ve known him for years, man. Did you play well? -No, I didn’t play well,
but I had a good teammate. [ Laughter ] -Ah, that’s smart. -I know how to pick a team.
You know that. [ Laughter ] -You’re not good at golf? -You know, I used to be better,
but, no, I’m not good at golf. But I love the game. I absolutely love the game.
-Yeah. Me too. The Presidente beer thing,
I got to be — This is a cool thing. You are the co-owner
of Presidente? -Yeah. We just acquired the
business with Anheuser-Busch. They made me the chairman. -I’m so psyched for you.
This is a big deal for you. -It is a big deal.
‘Cause, you know, in Dominican Republic,
Presidente, it was founded in 1935, named after the current
president at the time. And in my country,
it’s like an institution. It’s like Pepsi.
It’s like Coca-Cola. It’s like the Yankees.
-Yeah. -And, you know,
my father’s not here anymore, but, boy, if he was,
I think he would’ve been more proud of me being
a part of Presidente beer… [ Laughter ] …than hitting home runs
and the World Series. -Anything you’ve ever done,
is like — -He drank a lot of them.
[ Laughter ] -That is unbelievable.
Good for you. [ Cheers and applause ]
-I love that. I want to talk about
the baseball season. You’re back on ESPN and Fox. -Mm-hmm.
-As an analyst. And I — I got the word right.
Yes. [ Laughter and applause ] And I said years ago
when you came on, because I think you started — Was it on Fox
during the World Series? -Yes.
-And I was like, “Oh, I’m kind of nervous
for you.” I was like, “Oh,
what’s A-Rod gonna do, man?” And you stole the show.
-So was I. -You stole the show.
And everyone I talked to was the same way, because they
were like, “He knows baseball. This guys
knows what he’s talking about. So I trust what he says.” And you had
really good insight on stuff and really good stories. And I know you have to fill
a lot of time sometimes. But you’re good at it.
-I love it. Thank you very much.
I love it. It’s just
an incredible responsibility. Our great fan base,
it is our job to make it fun, to make it digestible,
and baseball is the greatest game in the world. And, you know, it’s like —
I remember my father. My father —
When my father grew up, it was baseball and boxing.
-Yeah. -Now, of course, you have
football and basketball. But we’re gonna bring
the good days back to baseball. We’re gonna make it more fun. We’re gonna connect
with the inner cities, and we’re gonna make it
young and fun again. -That’s what I’m talking about.
Let’s go. [ Cheers and applause ]
Let’s go, baseball! I love that. Before we go to commercial,
I just want to say, because last night, I believe,
you and your fiancée, Jennifer, broke the Internet.
And — You really did. Do you guys know
what I’m talking about? [ Cheers and applause ] For those of you
who haven’t seen it, it’s the #fliptheswitch.
And I had — Dude, all you said was —
check this out. “Wait for it,” is all you said,
right? And I was like,
“What does ‘Wait for it’ mean?” And, man, watch this
and really do wait for it. It pays off.
Here’s Jennifer and Alex doing a TikTok video last night. Anyways, take a look. ♪♪ -♪ Look,
I just flipped the switch ♪ [ Laughter ] [ Cheers and applause ] -Dude!
That’s the best! That was the best thing!
I love it! I can’t believe you did that!
That is the best.