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Brian Cashman says Reggie Jackson wasn’t banned from Yankees, but was asked to stay away

Jul 11, 2012, 12:11 PM EDT

Alex Rodriguez, Reggie Jackson

Brian Cashman said yesterday that contrary to reports Reggie Jackson wasn’t “banned” from being involved with the Yankees following his comments about Alex Rodriguez and performance-enhancing drugs.

However, the general manager did admit that the team asked Jackson to stay away during their first half-ending road trip to Boston to avoid distractions.

So, more like “asked nicely to go away for a while” instead of “banned.”

“I’d rather get it out of the way because as far as I’m concerned, it’s not a big deal anymore,” Cashman told Marc Carig of the Newark Star Ledger. “If he’s not banned, there is no story.”

You’d be surprised, Brian …

  1. mgv38 - Jul 11, 2012 at 12:26 PM

    • mgv38 - Jul 11, 2012 at 12:26 PM

      Reggies at the ASB 1.0

  2. drewsylvania - Jul 11, 2012 at 12:26 PM

    Unless there was a time frame mentioned, it’s splitting hairs.

    • cur68 - Jul 11, 2012 at 12:33 PM

      “the Yankees asked Jackson to stay away from the team in Boston, where the team wrapped up the first half by playing four games in three days. Aside from that, Cashman said Jackson remains free to come and go as he pleases as one of the club’s special advisers.” . . . so there ya go. Mind you, with the dearth of meaningful baseball news during to sucky AS break, this’ll have to do till some actual games are played. I hate AS Break.

      • drewsylvania - Jul 11, 2012 at 2:47 PM

        Yep. As long as it stops there, Cashman’s right.

      • bigleagues - Jul 12, 2012 at 3:12 PM

        end italics

  3. churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Jul 11, 2012 at 12:31 PM

    So Cashman essentially acted like a patent whose kid is misbehaving, and put Reggie in timeout?

    • cur68 - Jul 11, 2012 at 12:35 PM

      er, . . Italics on. My bad, I think. I might have left the italics open. Sorry about that.

      • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Jul 11, 2012 at 12:51 PM

        It’s okay, apparently I can’t spell parent either (stupid Droid autocorrect).

      • Alex K - Jul 11, 2012 at 12:53 PM

        Appology NOT accepted. How could you do such a vile thing?!

      • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Jul 11, 2012 at 12:59 PM

        Appology NOT accepted. How could you do such a vile thing?!

      • cur68 - Jul 11, 2012 at 1:00 PM

        Yeah, it’s a clown mistake, bro. Pedro Gomez may well note that I do not deny this. ¿I mean, egregious, si or no?

  4. mybrunoblog - Jul 11, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    Reggie never met a mirror he didn’t like.

  5. shaggylocks - Jul 11, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    And every time this story gets repeated or clarified or denied, A-Rod’s PED connection gets repeated with it. Brilliant way to kill the story, Cashman.

  6. tomtravis76 - Jul 11, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    A-Rod is upset that people won’t let his steroid use go, poor guy. No matter what Alex does in his career the conversation will always end with,”but he did take steroids”.

  7. AlohaMrHand - Jul 11, 2012 at 1:03 PM

    I like Reggie be ause he won’t sugarcoat anything.And screw ARod for being his typical diva baby self.Theres been worse said about you Payrod deal with it

  8. bigleagues - Jul 11, 2012 at 1:47 PM

    Reggie should NOT be in the Hall of Fame.

    • ezwriter69 - Jul 11, 2012 at 2:14 PM

      Now that’s the most ignorant thing I’ve ever seen on these pages, and that’s saying a lot.

      • bigleagues - Jul 11, 2012 at 3:48 PM

        Nothing ignorant, rather enlightened actually.

        Reggie was a one dimensional player. He hit Home Runs and by virtue of his spot in the batting order he accumulated RBI. Jackson and Killebrew’s inductions was what gave birth to the discussion of whether hitting 500 HR’s is grounds for automatic induction or not.

        Beyond that, he kind of stunk. He was a terrible defender and he possesses the second lowest batting average among all HOF’ers not inducted for their defense.

        He had some great moments in the post-season. And no one can take that away from him. But make no mistake, Jackson was a stat accumulator who benefited from playing for teams who were contenders with good players in front of and behind him in the order.

        If he had played on less competitive teams, I highly doubt his name would have ever been mentioned in the same sentence as “Hall of Famer”.

        He remains the all-time leader in strikeouts though. So there is that.

      • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Jul 11, 2012 at 5:02 PM

        Reggie was a one dimensional player…Beyond that, he kind of stunk

        Don’t you think you are being a bit harsh? From when he started in ’67 to age 36 he compiled a triple slash of .272/.363/.512 for an 875 OPS and 149 OPS+ (that’d put him tied for 35th all time). He’s 31st all time in walks.

        Saying he merely hit HR and did nothing else belittles him a bit. He took walks, he hit with a ton of power (25th all time in total bases). Yes he was terrible defensively, but he more than made up for it.

      • bigleagues - Jul 11, 2012 at 5:02 PM

        Wow, shocking. Yankees fanboys remember the hype and not the history.

        Please, someone tell me why I’m wrong. I’ll shred any argument you bring to the table. I’ve studied this, you obviously haven’t.

        How about I start it off . . . with the ‘legend’ making 1977 World Series . . .

        The Yankees had won 3 Games in that series in spite of Reggie, who, going into the playoffs was batting a robust .206.

        Games 1-3, he had absolutely ZERO impact on the games . . . other than being pinch hit for twice . . .

        Game 1: 1-2, no RBI, pinch hit for by Paul Blair
        Game 2: 0-4, 2 K’s now sporting .167 playoff AVG
        Game 3: 1-3, 1 RBI, 2 Runs, Lifted for Paul Blair, again.

        Game 4: What was more important in this game? Reggie’s solo HR to put the Yankees up 4-2 . . . or Louisiana Lightening throwing a Complete Game 4-hitter?

        Game 5, Jackson hits another solo shot in the 8th Inning to make it 10-4, Dodgers. Big whoop.

        Game 6 – where his legend was born and remains. Mike Torrez throws a CG, allowing 4 Runs (just 2 Earned). And Reggie, who entered Game 6 batting .242 for the ’77 playoffs with meaningless hit after meaningless hit, finally shows up and because he showed up for ONE game . . . he (thanks to a TRUE Hall of Famer, Thurman Munson) is forever known as “Mr. October”.

        To hear Yankees fans and Jackson fanboys tell it, Reggie Jackson placed the Yankees on his back and single handedly won the 1977 World Series. Not that 3 CG Wins combined by Torrez and Guidry had anything to do with locking down that series.

        Mike Torrez: 2-0, 2.50 ERA, 18 IP, 2 CG, 15 K, 5 BB and Reggie shows up for ONE game and walks away with the World Series MVP.

        That would NEVER happen in this day and age.

      • bigleagues - Jul 11, 2012 at 5:04 PM

        EDIT FUNCTION

        **The Yankees had won 3 Games in that series in spite of Reggie, who, going into the playoffs was batting a robust .206.**

        should have read:

        The Yankees had won 3 Games in that series in spite of Reggie, who, going into Game 5 was batting a robust .206 for the playoffs.

      • bigleagues - Jul 11, 2012 at 10:15 PM

        Church:

        You make fair points. Here’s how I counter . . .

        You highlighted Reggie from his Age 21 season through his Age 36 season.

        So let me ask you this: is the following player (also Age 21, Rookie season thru Age 36) more or less HOF worthy than Reggie Jackson?

        2009 G
        8545 PA
        2010 H
        476 DBL
        469 HR
        1489 RBI
        1226 R
        .280 AVG
        .383 OBP
        .546 SLG
        .930 OPS

        For comparison purposes, here are Reggie’s 21-36 totals:

        2171 G
        8944 PA
        2099 H
        379 DBL
        464 HR
        1386 RBI
        1270 R
        .272 AVG
        .363 OBP
        .512 SLG
        .875 OPS

  9. drewsylvania - Jul 11, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    I love that one commenter’s attempt at italics has hijacked italics for the page.

    As said on XKCD, sanitize your database inputs.

    • cur68 - Jul 11, 2012 at 2:57 PM

      I love that the commentor that did this was me. @facepalm

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Jul 11, 2012 at 3:43 PM

      Little Bobby Tables we call him

      • cur68 - Jul 11, 2012 at 4:08 PM

        And I hope you’re happy.

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Jul 11, 2012 at 4:56 PM

      Speaking of xkcd.com, you have to check out Randall’s latest project:

      http://what-if.xkcd.com/1/

      and this free article at BPro and the comments make it even better:

      http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=17621

  10. theotherfamousamos - Jul 12, 2012 at 8:14 AM

    Reggie’s comment about Kirby Puckett not being deserving just floored me. I lost all respect for him when he said that. Where on earth does he get that sentiment? This is the first time I can recall anyone saying that Puckett was unworthy. Isn’t Reggie completely alone on this?

  11. bigleagues - Jul 12, 2012 at 3:11 PM

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