India v. Pakistan. Chamberlain v. Russell. Lincoln v. Douglas. Fischer v. Spassky. And now, you can add to the list, Detroit’s sexual libertine versus St. Louis’ Spicolli reincarnate. From the LA Times’ Tim Brown.

Todd Jones (above), a former teammate who is the Tigers’ closer, said the Tigers were pleased Weaver was traded 3 1/2 years ago, as he wasn’t much liked in Detroit.

“I am not a big advocate of his and I wasn’t a big advocate of his when he was here,” he told a couple Detroit writers Friday, adding, “there’s no love lost here that he’s gone. There’s a few guys on this team who probably don’t mind him pitching the World Series against them.”

Asked Saturday what Jones had against him, Weaver said he didn’t know, and he had “nothing but good things to say about” Jones.

“I would figure that some of it got twisted,” Weaver said. “Todd Jones is one of the nicest guys I’ve ever run across. If he’s got unkind words for me, I don’t know what they’re stemming from. It’s the World Series, maybe he’s just trying to get a little jab in here and there.”