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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Reggie Jackson apologizes to Yankees’ Giancarlo Stanton: ‘It was a joke’

HOUSTON — Yankees special advisor Reggie Jackson says that he was almost in tears Sunday learning that his lame attempt at making jokes with Jim Bowden of the MLB Network played out on live radio.

Mr. October says that he never meant to criticize Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton for missing Game 2 of the American League Championship Series with a strained right quad on the heels of an injury-plagued regular season and that his cursing insults were meant to make fun of Bowden before his on-air interview began.

When realizing his comments were on satellite radio, Jackson ended the interview and went straight to Stanton to apologize. Jackson said he would leave the ballpark before the end of the game to avoid the media and “not to draw a crowd and be a distraction.”

“I immediately spoke to (Yankees media relations VP) Jason Zillo and he advised I go in and talk to G Stanton, which I did,” Jackson wrote in a text Sunday night to NJ Advance Media. “I’d just spent several days with him during his rehab (from a knee injury) and he graciously accept my faux paux.

Mind you, it’s not like Reggie missed, say, the entire 1972 World Series due to injury…..

QLE Posted: October 16, 2019 at 12:36 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: giancarlo stanton, injury, reggie jackson

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