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Reggie Jackson as a member of the New York Yankees is one of the few sports figures that I remember from my early childhood. I watched on the couch with my dad in out new house the night Jackson hit three home runs in Game 6 of in the 1977 World Series. Reggie’s best years were probably as a member of those great Oakland A’s team in the early 1970′s. But it seemed fitting that such an iconic figure would end up in a Yankees uniform.
With Jackson’s recent comments this week about Alex Rodriguez and some former players, the Yankees have asked Jackson, who is an advisor to the team to stay away until further notice.
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Reggie Jackson’s comments regarding current Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez this weekend have caused a stir in an otherwise solid organization.
Jackson was quoted in Sports Illustrated as saying that A-Rod’s statistics are tainted because he admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs. “But I think there are real questions about his numbers. As much as I like him, what he admitted about his usage does cloud some of his records.” Jackson has since spoken to his friend Rodriguez to explain his comments.
Jackson’s comments about Hall of Famer including Kirby Puckett and fringe Hall of Famer Jim Rice were definitely unexpected.
“I didn’t see Kirby Puckett as a Hall of Famer. I didn’t see Gary Carter as a Hall of Famer. I didn’t see Don Sutton as a Hall of Famer. I didn’t see Phil Niekro as a Hall of Famer. As much as I like Jim Rice, I’m not so sure he’s a Hall of Famer. Some in the Yankees organization have claimed that Jackson’s comments about Carter who passed away earlier this year were timed poorly.
In my opinion Jackson hasn’t said anything that hasn’t been discussed at any water cooler, bar or barbershop about A-Rod. His comments about players like Puckett and Carter made me curious about why he feels that way. But that’s his opinion and think he was disrespectful in expressing it. Had Carter not been in the Hall of Fame at the time of his death, the first baseball question would’ve surrounded his credentials for Cooperstown. I’m sure that Jackson isn’t the only person that feels Carter isn’t Hall of Fame worthy.
He’s just the only one willing to still stir things up.
J.R. Smith will re-sign with the New York Knicks (ESPN).
An interesting slavery fact (Discover Magazine).
Congolese warlord charged with using child soldiers (CNN).
Deron Williams and Dwight Howard talked about teaming up years ago (Yahoo).
Geoge Zimmerman now placed in a ‘Safe House’ (Black America Web).
Ryan Braun feels sense of vindication (JS Online).
Randy Moss is Niners best receiver so far. Good or Bad (Mercury News).
Eagles back Dion Lewis issues apology for his arrest (Philly.com).
Democrats want explaination of Mitt Romney’s offshore accounts (Black America Web).
Classic stuff right here…