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Quote of the day: Reggie Jackson re: steroids

Jul 16, 2009, 10:34 AM EDT

“It bothers me. A lot of Hall of
Famers are very offended by this. I am starting to get affected and I
am hoping that those guys that get caught don’t get into the Hall of
Fame.”

A day after Bob Gibson told ESPN’s “Mike & Mike” how conflicted he and many other players would feel
if steroids were around during his era, a nuanced and surprising
sentiment that he also told Bob Costas last summer, Reggie Jackson chimes in with your stock “steroids are bad” call-and-response.

Jackson, currently 12th on the all-time list with 563 home runs, does
have reason to be peeved, as he has already been jumped by Barry Bonds,
Sammy Sosa, Mark McGwire, Alex Rodriguez and Rafael Palmeiro in recent
years.

Who’s hot on his heels now? Jim Thome — who has never been
connected to anything, by the way, which needs to be made clear — has
555 career homers while Manny Ramirez has 536.

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