Monday, May 3, 2021


Just a little bit of news to wrap your head around on this important off-day for the Yankees. The cheating ASSTROS are coming into town on Tuesday....and they are bringing one of OUR OWN with them.

Think back to February, we asked REGGIE JACKSON IS LEAVING THE YANKEES - BUT WHY?!  In February there were rumors that Reggie Jackson might be taking on a new gig with the cheating ASSTROS since he has a close relationship with owner Jim Crane. 

It was all speculation at the time, especially after Reggie said, "It's just time to step back. I want to be around the game and I want to contribute. I want to leave my knowledge but it's just time to move on." We really didn't know what that step back really meant but now we know WHY and a little more about what he is doing.

The ASSTROS have not formally announced this yet BUT we have confirmation HERE that Reggie is in fact, working for the Astros. It's pretty hard to ignore when Reggie shows up at Minute Maid Park last week for the Mariners-Astros game and said himself that "I’m happy to be here, it’s working well. I’m fitting in. All to make the ballclub better and at the same time we’re working on a lot of baseball fields and charity things that we can do together for the community."

But what exactly is he doing? His description of his new gig sounds VERY different from what he was doing for the Yankees. That doesn't sound like a special assistant role. Reggie's new role has nothing to do with the day-to-day operations or teaching players. In fact, according to the Houston Chronicle his new role will be focused on charity work.

I guess that is how Reggie is stepping back. It's hard to get upset about any charitable work, it's just hard to wrap your head around it when the team who hired you cheats. Jim Crane is trying to repair his teams image, I just wish he wasn't using Reggie to do it. This team is a PR nightmare so it can use all of the positive they can get.

The Astros will be in the Bronx for the first time since they were lightly slapped on the wrist by FAILING commissioner Rob Manfred for cheating. The pandemic-shortened 2020 season saved them from ridicule in Yankee territory but they can't run and hide anymore. We haven't forgotten what's happened and now the Yankees are going to remind them that there is no forgive and forget here.

Reggie's news is a big deal before this series with the ASSTROS. The timing couldn't be any better....but Yankee fans aren't fooled. We love Reggie, but his association with Astros won't repair the Astros cheating reputation. It also won't save them from what's about to happen.

  --Jeana Bellezza-Ochoa
     BYB Managing Editor
    Twitter: @nyprincessj

1 comment:

  1. Must be all about better money, nothing wrong that Reggie looking out for himself.


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