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Cashman: No ban on Reggie after ripping A-Rod

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08:13 AM ET 07.11 | Thanks to a few incendiary comments about Alex Rodriguez, former Yankees slugger Reggie Jackson earned what some called "a ban" from the team, though the term may overstate the case. [Jackson] has not been banned from the team, general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday, disputing multiple reports that the Hall of Famer had been punished for his unflattering comments about [Rodriguez]. To minimize distractions, Cashman said the Yankees asked Jackson to stay away from the team in Boston. ... Cashman said he has no issues with Jackson being around the team, even after the incident rankled people within the organization. "I'd rather get it out of the way because as far as I'm concerned, it's not a big deal anymore," Cashman said.

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July 11, 2012  08:27 AM ET

Jackson was right to question some of Arods numbers.

July 11, 2012  08:33 AM ET

"To minimize distractions, Cashman said the Yankees asked Jackson to stay away from the team" Sounds like a ban.

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July 11, 2012  09:49 AM ET
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Reggie Jackson is a piece of ****...a mouthy **** piece of ****. Reggie has always had an ego, but was an overrated player. What an ****. He is a lifetime .262 hitter who had some big moments, but is not even close to the stature of most Hall of Fame guys. What a **** piece of ****. Hated him then, hate him now.

Reggie is good for baseball look at him as the anti Bud Light, a lot of people had questions about the players he mentioned,when they were being considered, I don't agree with him, smarter people than me vote on HOF candidates and I accept that, but his comments about Arod, are probably the same comments you would get from most if not all Hof's and most fans! He should have more respect for fellow Hall of Famers after all his life time batting average is more than 80 Points less than Babe Ruth!

July 11, 2012  10:15 AM ET
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Jackson was right to question some of Arods numbers.

Exactly. The only people who dont question Afrauds numbers are dunces. The POS cheated for many years and the Yankees and Rangers were suckers to pay for inflated stats that he never couldve produced without cheating.

July 11, 2012  10:52 AM ET

I went to a baseball card show where he was signing autograph baseballs. He never looked up at or verbally engaged any of the fans who paid big money for his autograph. He just kept his head down as he signed each baseball and then rolled the ball down the table to an assistant who boxed the ball for each fan.

July 11, 2012  11:04 AM ET
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Exactly. The only people who dont question Afrauds numbers are dunces. The POS cheated for many years and the Yankees and Rangers were suckers to pay for inflated stats that he never couldve produced without cheating.

I have a feeling that if steroids were prevalent in Reggie's era, he would have ended up on the Mitchell report.

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July 11, 2012  01:46 PM ET
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Jackson was right to question some of Arods numbers.

Well this is America...but I don't see any wisdom or forethought in doing so publicly. Especially when Reggie represents the Yankees.

July 11, 2012  02:08 PM ET

hello people he has called out other players to for using ped's and for him not to call out A-Fraud would be just hypocritical and A-Fraud opened himself up to this when he admitted he used PED's, he wasn't outed by a anyone, he outed himself. Frankly I wish sportswriters had more backbone to call out players, but they don't want to lose there cushy seat in the press box covering the team, I mean at least you have some guys that either come out for or against, like Ken Rosenthal hwo comes out against any of these guys getting in, and others the opposite

July 11, 2012  03:09 PM ET
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Jackson was right to question some of Arods numbers.

What did Reggie actually say?

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July 11, 2012  04:23 PM ET
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after all his life time batting average is more than 80 Points less than Babe Ruth!

If Babe Ruth were the HOF bar, there would be probably 10 players Cooperstown. Oh, what fun!

July 11, 2012  04:26 PM ET
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What did Reggie actually say?

What everyone knows. That A Roid's HR numbers are tainted and he should be excluded from the HOF.

July 11, 2012  06:23 PM ET
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"To minimize distractions, Cashman said the Yankees asked Jackson to stay away from the team" Sounds like a ban.

Nothing like the ban Elijah Muhammad served up to Malcolm X. Mr. October was bamboozled by the reporter.

 
July 11, 2012  06:52 PM ET
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If Babe Ruth were the HOF bar, there would be probably 10 players Cooperstown. Oh, what fun!

It would be Babe, Ty Cobb, Ted Williams, you're right sometimes I go off the wall, but I would pay big money to hear any of those three guys talk to Reggie about calling people out. I agree the PED's are a no, no but a 100 Years from now they'll put up a PED HOF and laugh at all of us, but for the time being, we got something to fight for!

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