Mr. October is Vindicated!
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The only guy that had the stones to publicly call Alex Rodriguez a fraud was Reggie Jackson and the Media heckled him until he apologized.
All those self-righteous Media Reporters out there should be forming a line and apologize to Reggie.
When Reggie said before the 2012 season that Alex Rodriguez’s stats needed to maybe have an asterisk next to them because his admission of using Steroids, every self righteous News Media Outlet just ripped Jackson until he apologized, even though Reggie was just being as honest and truthful as he has always been all of his life.
The fact is that he’s not in a TV Booth somewhere because Reggie's old school honest and if you ask him a direct question, he will give you a direct honest answer and the Television Networks can't deal with his honesty .
As a matter of fact when he said that “…Alex Rodriguez's stats needed an asterisk next to them”, that was Reggie being politically correct and trying not to call Alex Rodriguez a Fraud.
But the Media ripped into him anyway and made him apologize for his remarks.
But after Rodriguez’s benching during the 2012 playoffs and his unacceptable behavior during games, it’s clear that Reggie was absolutely right.
The New York Yankees are now stuck with paying Alex Rodriguez for the next five years on a ridiculous contract, which was earned under false statistical numbers, unless they find a loop hole, and no other team in Major League Baseball in their right mind is going to add the remaining years of that contract to their payroll, not for a guy that was basically exposed as a Fraud on National Television.
But who knew, right?…wait a minute…Reggie did!
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You see, I come from baseball bloodlines. My uncles are true baseball-men, they grew up listening to the game on the radio. They love baseball, and I mean the seat through a doubleheader with multiple rain delays kind of love.
Two of his all-time favorite players were Roberto Clemente and one Reginal Martinez Jackson aka Reggie Jackson. The obvious Spanish bloodline aside, my uncle loves to hear stories about the dugout fights between Reggie and New York Yankee’s Manager Billy Martin.
Plus Reggie's nickname, Mr. October was well deserved, you could always count on him for clutch hitting in the postseason. When he went from the Oakland A’s to the New York Yankees he told the press,
“ I did not come to New York to be a Star…I brought my own Star with me!”
Reggie was never short in the confidence and honesty departments.
When I explained to one of my uncles what Reggie had said about Alex Rodriguez in a Sports Illustrated interview, he replied
“It doesn’t sound like any big deal, sounds like Reggie was just being as honest as he always has been” “I agree Tio, but he did apologize”
My uncle was quiet for a minute and then laughed,
“If Reggie apologized to him, he had his fingers crossed the whole damn time hahaha”
I agree with my uncle, Reggie probably had his fingers crossed the whole time he apologized.
Written By: The Voice of One! #jeolmoz2
Julio E. Olmo, Sr. Follow @jeolmoz2