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2012-07-10 10:02:41 AM
What a dick move by the Yankees organization.

Hey A-Rod, I know you're a spoiled twat and everything, but maybe you shouldn't have used steroids.
 
2012-07-10 10:10:08 AM

bdub77: What a dick move by the Yankees organization.

Hey A-Rod, I know you're a spoiled twat and everything, but maybe you shouldn't have used steroids.


What do you think about his comments concerning Carter?

Reggie was an employee so this really isn't a surprise.
 
2012-07-10 10:10:12 AM
In before the Yankee apologists.
 
2012-07-10 10:12:59 AM

bdub77: What a dick move by the Yankees organization.


Reggie is employed by the Yankees. What he did was publicly insult one(two) of it's players and the franchise. If anyone else did that they would be fired. Reggie gets told to sit on the sidelines and think about what he did. Just because he was correct in what he said doesn't negate the employer/employee relationship.

Maybe if you could get past your abject Yankee hate you might see that, but asking Yankee haters to get passed that is like asking a meth addict to go cold turkey.
 
2012-07-10 10:14:25 AM
They should have banned him for the stupidity of saying that Jack Morris was "the dominant pitcher of his era" and was better than Bert Blyleven.
 
2012-07-10 10:15:16 AM
Jackson described the situation as "just a mutual thing where it was best. The clubhouse (in Boston, where the Yankees just completed a four-game series) is small, it's a very small place and all the media was there. I didn't want to be a disruption."


That's something I never would have expected Reggie Jackson to say...
 
2012-07-10 10:17:32 AM

WTF Indeed: bdub77: What a dick move by the Yankees organization.

Reggie is employed by the Yankees. What he did was publicly insult one(two) of it's players and the franchise. If anyone else did that they would be fired. Reggie gets told to sit on the sidelines and think about what he did. Just because he was correct in what he said doesn't negate the employer/employee relationship.

Maybe if you could get past your abject Yankee hate you might see that, but asking Yankee haters to get passed that is like asking a meth addict to go cold turkey.


Poor Yankees, always hated.

He didn't insult A-Rod, he just said his numbers are questionable and that he doesn't think he's HoF worthy for his admitted steroid use. He told the truth, he didn't insult anyone. Cheaters like A-Rod have damaged the game and more people in baseball should be willing to say it.
 
2012-07-10 10:20:18 AM

Gunny Highway: bdub77: What a dick move by the Yankees organization.

Hey A-Rod, I know you're a spoiled twat and everything, but maybe you shouldn't have used steroids.

What do you think about his comments concerning Carter?

Reggie was an employee so this really isn't a surprise.


He's not your typical employee. The Yankees haven't retired the number of any hotdog vendors that I'm aware of. I don't think what he said was all that bad.
 
2012-07-10 10:22:11 AM
Old timers do kind of have a right to be critical of the roid generation.
 
2012-07-10 10:22:22 AM

NutznGum: He didn't insult A-Rod, he just said his numbers are questionable and that he doesn't think he's HoF worthy for his admitted steroid use. He told the truth, he didn't insult anyone. Cheaters like A-Rod have damaged the game and more people in baseball should be willing to say it.


Yes, that's what he said. What he also did was publicly disparage the company he works for, and his fellow employees. Sometimes I wish the Yankee haters weren't so dumb, you'd all be more interesting to talk too.
 
2012-07-10 10:22:41 AM

NutznGum: Gunny Highway: bdub77: What a dick move by the Yankees organization.

Hey A-Rod, I know you're a spoiled twat and everything, but maybe you shouldn't have used steroids.

What do you think about his comments concerning Carter?

Reggie was an employee so this really isn't a surprise.

He's not your typical employee. The Yankees haven't retired the number of any hotdog vendors that I'm aware of. I don't think what he said was all that bad.


No it wasn't but it isn't surprising the Yank told him to get the fark away.
 
2012-07-10 10:23:33 AM

NutznGum: Gunny Highway: bdub77: What a dick move by the Yankees organization.

Hey A-Rod, I know you're a spoiled twat and everything, but maybe you shouldn't have used steroids.

What do you think about his comments concerning Carter?

Reggie was an employee so this really isn't a surprise.

He's not your typical employee. The Yankees haven't retired the number of any hotdog vendors that I'm aware of. I don't think what he said was all that bad.


Gee, maybe you shouldn't go bashing a hall of famer who passed away five months ago. Especially when you're wrong, too.
 
2012-07-10 10:24:02 AM

NutznGum: WTF Indeed: bdub77: What a dick move by the Yankees organization.

Reggie is employed by the Yankees. What he did was publicly insult one(two) of it's players and the franchise. If anyone else did that they would be fired. Reggie gets told to sit on the sidelines and think about what he did. Just because he was correct in what he said doesn't negate the employer/employee relationship.

Maybe if you could get past your abject Yankee hate you might see that, but asking Yankee haters to get passed that is like asking a meth addict to go cold turkey.

Poor Yankees, always hated.

He didn't insult A-Rod, he just said his numbers are questionable and that he doesn't think he's HoF worthy for his admitted steroid use. He told the truth, he didn't insult anyone. Cheaters like A-Rod have damaged the game and more people in baseball should be willing to say it.


ESYou seem to be leaving the people who did the real damage off the hook here.

The commissioner, owners, and a jock sniffing press corps enabled the blatant cheating in the game for over a decade.
 
2012-07-10 10:24:06 AM

NutznGum: In before the Yankee apologists.


I don't get it. If anyone is angry at A Roid it should be Yankee fans. They signed him to that huge contract under the impression he never took steroids and to be realistic, Alex's story is extremely suspicious.
 
2012-07-10 10:24:44 AM

WTF Indeed: NutznGum: He didn't insult A-Rod, he just said his numbers are questionable and that he doesn't think he's HoF worthy for his admitted steroid use. He told the truth, he didn't insult anyone. Cheaters like A-Rod have damaged the game and more people in baseball should be willing to say it.

Yes, that's what he said. What he also did was publicly disparage the company he works for, and his fellow employees. Sometimes I wish the Yankee haters weren't so dumb, you'd all be more interesting to talk too.


As opposed to the scintillating wit of those who dismiss all critical commentary as the work of "Yankee haters."
 
2012-07-10 10:25:22 AM
"Al's a very good friend," Jackson says. "But I think there are real questions about his numbers. As much as I like him, what he admitted about his usage does cloud some of his records."

Its true, its not an insult and its not even a controversial statement. The Yankees should suck it up.
 
2012-07-10 10:25:57 AM
1) I don't care what Reggie Jackson has to say about anything, never have. He's a blowhard and kind of an idiot.

2) The Yankees are well within their rights as Reggie's employer to discipline him
 
2012-07-10 10:28:30 AM

WTF Indeed: NutznGum: He didn't insult A-Rod, he just said his numbers are questionable and that he doesn't think he's HoF worthy for his admitted steroid use. He told the truth, he didn't insult anyone. Cheaters like A-Rod have damaged the game and more people in baseball should be willing to say it.

Yes, that's what he said. What he also did was publicly disparage the company he works for, and his fellow employees. Sometimes I wish the Yankee haters weren't so dumb, you'd all be more interesting to talk too.


He didn't disparage the company he works for me, he made some rather tame and 100% true comments about A-Rod.

But just keep calling people Yankee haters and bury your head in the sand.
 
2012-07-10 10:30:05 AM
How many catchers are in the Hall? How many are better than Carter?
 
2012-07-10 10:30:15 AM

Dafatone: NutznGum: Gunny Highway: bdub77: What a dick move by the Yankees organization.

Hey A-Rod, I know you're a spoiled twat and everything, but maybe you shouldn't have used steroids.

What do you think about his comments concerning Carter?

Reggie was an employee so this really isn't a surprise.

He's not your typical employee. The Yankees haven't retired the number of any hotdog vendors that I'm aware of. I don't think what he said was all that bad.

Gee, maybe you shouldn't go bashing a hall of famer who passed away five months ago. Especially when you're wrong, too.


This isn't about what he said about Gary Carter, who never even played for the team. Its about what he said about A-Rod. Try and keep up.
 
2012-07-10 10:32:05 AM

Super Chronic: As opposed to the scintillating wit of those who dismiss all critical commentary as the work of "Yankee haters."


The few of you that are willing to critic the Yankees in a logical manner are far outnumbered by the lot of you that scream "Yankees Suck because the Yankees suck."

The comments in this thread saying that the Yankees are in the wrong on this, when a simple explanation of the facts shows that the Yankees used their employee power delicately. Then what happens is Yankee haters come in and say how that doesn't matter because "all steroid users are evil and A-Rod is a cheat." A fact that none of the Yankee fans so far have denied.

So instead of taking a logical look at the situation, you and many other will automatically assume the Yankees are in the wrong.
 
2012-07-10 10:32:10 AM

NutznGum: WTF Indeed: NutznGum: He didn't insult A-Rod, he just said his numbers are questionable and that he doesn't think he's HoF worthy for his admitted steroid use. He told the truth, he didn't insult anyone. Cheaters like A-Rod have damaged the game and more people in baseball should be willing to say it.

Yes, that's what he said. What he also did was publicly disparage the company he works for, and his fellow employees. Sometimes I wish the Yankee haters weren't so dumb, you'd all be more interesting to talk too.

He didn't disparage the company he works for me, he made some rather tame and 100% true comments about A-Rod.

But just keep calling people Yankee haters and bury your head in the sand.


I think you are wrong. What was ARod's response? "With friends like these...."
 
2012-07-10 10:33:04 AM

NutznGum: He didn't disparage the company he works for me, he made some rather tame and 100% true comments about A-Rod.


I'm sure you could make some tame and accurate comments about your employer or coworkers that would get you disciplined.
 
2012-07-10 10:33:25 AM

NutznGum: Dafatone: NutznGum: Gunny Highway: bdub77: What a dick move by the Yankees organization.

Hey A-Rod, I know you're a spoiled twat and everything, but maybe you shouldn't have used steroids.

What do you think about his comments concerning Carter?

Reggie was an employee so this really isn't a surprise.

He's not your typical employee. The Yankees haven't retired the number of any hotdog vendors that I'm aware of. I don't think what he said was all that bad.

Gee, maybe you shouldn't go bashing a hall of famer who passed away five months ago. Especially when you're wrong, too.

This isn't about what he said about Gary Carter, who never even played for the team. Its about what he said about A-Rod. Try and keep up.


Really dude?

It was the same interview. Let me guess. You're not from NY and think there's no overlap between the Yankees' and Mets' fan bases or impact in the city.
 
2012-07-10 10:34:07 AM
I didn't think anything Reggie said was particularly wrong (regarding A-Rod anyway). The Yankees however are well within their rights to discipline an employee. As mentioned upthread, had it been anyone else, they would've been fired. That's just how the Yankees roll.

/likes Reggie
 
2012-07-10 10:34:56 AM

NutznGum: He didn't disparage the company he works for me, he made some rather tame and 100% true comments about A-Rod.


He disparaged a fellow employee and by extension the company that employs them both. If you publicly insulted a fellow employ you would be fired. But I guess you'd rather scream about "OMG THE YANKEES" because it's easier than thinking about something for more than two seconds.
 
2012-07-10 10:35:51 AM

Gunny Highway: How many catchers are in the Hall? How many are better than Carter?


15, including Carter. Carter's towards the bottom of the list, but he's ahead of a good number of them. At least 6 or 7.
 
2012-07-10 10:36:11 AM

The Bestest: I didn't think anything Reggie said was particularly wrong (regarding A-Rod anyway). The Yankees however are well within their rights to discipline an employee. As mentioned upthread, had it been anyone else, they would've been fired. That's just how the Yankees roll.

/likes Reggie


Everything Reggie said was right.
 
2012-07-10 10:38:05 AM

WTF Indeed: bdub77: What a dick move by the Yankees organization.

Reggie is employed by the Yankees. What he did was publicly insult one(two) of it's players and the franchise. If anyone else did that they would be fired. Reggie gets told to sit on the sidelines and think about what he did. Just because he was correct in what he said doesn't negate the employer/employee relationship.

Maybe if you could get past your abject Yankee hate you might see that, but asking Yankee haters to get passed that is like asking a meth addict to go cold turkey.


What a bunch of bull shiat. Do you really believe what you posted? If you do, you're the biggest homer in the history of the Fark sports tab. That's fine & all. Just admit it.

Reggie told the truth. Something that has nothing to do with the employer/employee relationship. He was asked the question, he answered it truthfully & now A-Fraud is all butthurt about it. The fact that he said what he said tells me Jackson doesn't give a rats ass if the Yankees fire him. It's about the facts & right vs. wrong (cheating vs. not cheating in this case). It's about the fact that A-Roid's numbers are indeed questionable because of his admitted PED use. While I think it's a good thing that Pay-Rod came clean & admitted his PED use, it's gonna come up and he can't get his panties in a wad over it when it does. Why? Because he fuggin' did it. And he fuggin' admitted it. He can't have his cake & eat it too.
 
2012-07-10 10:38:35 AM

NutznGum: "Al's a very good friend," Jackson says. "But I think there are real questions about his numbers. As much as I like him, what he admitted about his usage does cloud some of his records."

Its true, its not an insult and its not even a controversial statement. The Yankees should suck it up.


A large portion of Yankee's future revenue projections depend on the media hype surrounding A-Rods eventual breaking of the various hitting records. They literally can't afford to let statements like that go unchallenged.
 
2012-07-10 10:38:51 AM

HotWingConspiracy: Old timers do kind of have a right to be critical of the roid generation.


Does Reggie think Pud Galvin should be in the Hall of Fame?
 
2012-07-10 10:39:02 AM

WTF Indeed:
The comments in this thread saying that the Yankees are in the wrong on this, when a simple explanation of the facts shows that the Yankees used their employee power delicately. Then what happens is Yankee haters come in and say how that doesn't matter because "all steroid users are evil and A-Rod is a cheat." A fact that none of the Yankee fans so far have denied.

So instead of taking a logical look at the situation, you and many other will automatically assume the Yankees are in the wrong.


Not a Yankee "hater" but my team has to compete with them and I live in a heavy Yankee area. I'm just confused on who the fans support here and the logic of creating a Streisand effect by doing this to Reggie. Honestly, didn't hear a peep about this in an area where I can't see a tv screen without a Jeter Ford commercial
 
2012-07-10 10:41:51 AM
Hey look, it's an article that better sums up the situation: Link

From that article: "The Yankees want Reggie Jackson to steer clear of the clubhouse and team events following his pointed remarks about Alex Rodriguez and several former stars, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Monday."

It turns out that yes, bashing a bunch of other players including a recently deceased guy who was beloved in the city you're supposed to be representing, DOES reflect poorly on you and your organization. Sure, knocking A-Rod was a dumb move too. But this is about more than that.

Which, apparently, is impossible for people to realize.
 
2012-07-10 10:42:27 AM

4NTLRZ: A-Fraud


4NTLRZ: Pay-Rod


4NTLRZ: A-Roid's


Yeah, you're objective, mature and completely rational about the situation.
 
2012-07-10 10:43:12 AM
As a yankee fan what Reggie said was the truth, ban him? idiots. Stupid comments? yes. Take a break for a week and all will be forgotten once the season starts again.
 
2012-07-10 10:43:53 AM

NutznGum: "Al's a very good friend," Jackson says. "But I think there are real questions about his numbers. As much as I like him, what he admitted about his usage does cloud some of his records."

Its true, its not an insult and its not even a controversial statement. The Yankees should suck it up.


CSB time: I worked for Hollywood Video before it went out of business, and near the end they were cutting store hours and employee manpower to try and save money. I was running the store alone and had a huge line of customers, so I told them why I didn't have anybody manning another register. It was all true, it wasn't an insult or controversial, but word got out I told them all that and I nearly got fired.

Jackson might be totally right, but you don't talk shiat about your employer and expect nothing to come of it.
 
2012-07-10 10:44:55 AM

4NTLRZ: What a bunch of bull shiat. Do you really believe what you posted? If you do, you're the biggest homer in the history of the Fark sports tab. That's fine & all. Just admit it.

Reggie told the truth. Something that has nothing to do with the employer/employee relationship. He was asked the question, he answered it truthfully & now A-Fraud is all butthurt about it. The fact that he said what he said tells me Jackson doesn't give a rats ass if the Yankees fire him. It's about the facts & right vs. wrong (cheating vs. not cheating in this case). It's about the fact that A-Roid's numbers are indeed questionable because of his admitted PED use. While I think it's a good thing that Pay-Rod came clean & admitted his PED use, it's gonna come up and he can't get his panties in a wad over it when it does. Why? Because he fuggin' did it. And he fuggin' admitted it. He can't have his cake & eat it too.


..AND thank you for proving my point about not being able to think logically about a topic containing the words "New York Yankees".

thecpt: Not a Yankee "hater" but my team has to compete with them and I live in a heavy Yankee area. I'm just confused on who the fans support here and the logic of creating a Streisand effect by doing this to Reggie. Honestly, didn't hear a peep about this in an area where I can't see a tv screen without a Jeter Ford commercial


The fans support really no one. I like Reggie, and I like A-Rod. A-Rod took steroids and his numbers deserved to be questioned. This all comes down to who you hate less.
 
2012-07-10 10:47:28 AM

Dafatone: NutznGum: Dafatone: NutznGum: Gunny Highway: bdub77: What a dick move by the Yankees organization.

Hey A-Rod, I know you're a spoiled twat and everything, but maybe you shouldn't have used steroids.

What do you think about his comments concerning Carter?

Reggie was an employee so this really isn't a surprise.

He's not your typical employee. The Yankees haven't retired the number of any hotdog vendors that I'm aware of. I don't think what he said was all that bad.

Gee, maybe you shouldn't go bashing a hall of famer who passed away five months ago. Especially when you're wrong, too.

This isn't about what he said about Gary Carter, who never even played for the team. Its about what he said about A-Rod. Try and keep up.

Really dude?

It was the same interview. Let me guess. You're not from NY and think there's no overlap between the Yankees' and Mets' fan bases or impact in the city.


I don't like what he said about Carter but I don't think he would have gotten a time out if he had only made the Carter remarks and not the one about A-Rod.
 
2012-07-10 10:48:31 AM

Yanks_RSJ: 4NTLRZ: A-Fraud

4NTLRZ: Pay-Rod

4NTLRZ: A-Roid's

Yeah, you're objective, mature and completely rational about the situation.


I bet he sits at home and dreams about "punishing" A-Rod for his misdeeds over and over and over again until A-Rod bursts into agreement with him.
 
2012-07-10 10:50:42 AM
......how did the Yankees become the bad guy here?
 
2012-07-10 10:50:53 AM

Dafatone: Gunny Highway: How many catchers are in the Hall? How many are better than Carter?

15, including Carter. Carter's towards the bottom of the list, but he's ahead of a good number of them. At least 6 or 7.


Think Reggie could answer that question. It is amazing to me that he thinks the 6th or 7th best catcher in the 100+ year history is undeserving of the hall
 
2012-07-10 10:50:56 AM

WTF Indeed: NutznGum: He didn't disparage the company he works for me, he made some rather tame and 100% true comments about A-Rod.

He disparaged a fellow employee and by extension the company that employs them both. If you publicly insulted a fellow employ you would be fired. But I guess you'd rather scream about "OMG THE YANKEES" because it's easier than thinking about something for more than two seconds.


He didn't insult or disparage A-Rod, he just says he questions his numbers because of something A-Rod admitted doing. He stated his opinion. And had the Yankees just ignored it, we wouldn't be having this thread.
 
2012-07-10 10:51:11 AM

4NTLRZ: Reggie told the truth. Something that has nothing to do with the employer/employee relationship. He was asked the question, he answered it truthfully & now A-Fraud is all butthurt about it.


If you think A-Rod really gives a shiat about what people say about him you're an idiot. He's far too egotistical.
 
2012-07-10 10:52:26 AM

Rex_Banner: ......how did the Yankees become the bad guy here?


agreed. If he hadnt said anything about ARod or Andy people would be killing him
 
2012-07-10 10:53:57 AM

NutznGum: Dafatone: NutznGum: Dafatone: NutznGum: Gunny Highway: bdub77: What a dick move by the Yankees organization.

Hey A-Rod, I know you're a spoiled twat and everything, but maybe you shouldn't have used steroids.

What do you think about his comments concerning Carter?

Reggie was an employee so this really isn't a surprise.

He's not your typical employee. The Yankees haven't retired the number of any hotdog vendors that I'm aware of. I don't think what he said was all that bad.

Gee, maybe you shouldn't go bashing a hall of famer who passed away five months ago. Especially when you're wrong, too.

This isn't about what he said about Gary Carter, who never even played for the team. Its about what he said about A-Rod. Try and keep up.

Really dude?

It was the same interview. Let me guess. You're not from NY and think there's no overlap between the Yankees' and Mets' fan bases or impact in the city.

I don't like what he said about Carter but I don't think he would have gotten a time out if he had only made the Carter remarks and not the one about A-Rod.


Probably not, but someone in the organization might've asked him wtf he was doing. Similarly, if he only makes the remark about A-Rod, maybe there's still a time out but it's not as big a deal, nationally. If you're employed by a team, don't go bashing other players. Especially ones that everyone loves.

/Sorry, A-Rod. Not everyone loves you.
 
2012-07-10 10:53:58 AM
Hey Reggie, remember these?

www.steroids.info

Now STFU
 
2012-07-10 10:54:36 AM

NutznGum: He didn't insult or disparage A-Rod, he just says he questions his numbers because of something A-Rod admitted doing. He stated his opinion. And had the Yankees just ignored it, we wouldn't be having this thread.


Wow, you are moron...

Rex_Banner: ......how did the Yankees become the bad guy here?


It's kinda getting out a hand at this point. I miss the days when Yankee fans like myself had to defend legitimate arguments against the way the Yankees do business.
 
2012-07-10 10:54:48 AM

NutznGum: WTF Indeed: NutznGum: He didn't disparage the company he works for me, he made some rather tame and 100% true comments about A-Rod.

He disparaged a fellow employee and by extension the company that employs them both. If you publicly insulted a fellow employ you would be fired. But I guess you'd rather scream about "OMG THE YANKEES" because it's easier than thinking about something for more than two seconds.

He didn't insult or disparage A-Rod, he just says he questions his numbers because of something A-Rod admitted doing. He stated his opinion. And had the Yankees just ignored it, we wouldn't be having this thread.


How could thy ignore it? I assume you don't live
In NY.
 
2012-07-10 10:55:28 AM

WTF Indeed: I bet he sits at home and dreams about "punishing" A-Rod for his misdeeds over and over and over again until A-Rod bursts into agreement with him.


If nothing else, you've got to admire his dedication to using three different insulting variations to the "A-Rod" theme. It's creative, original and just downright clever.
 
2012-07-10 10:58:37 AM

Gunny Highway: NutznGum: WTF Indeed: NutznGum: He didn't disparage the company he works for me, he made some rather tame and 100% true comments about A-Rod.

He disparaged a fellow employee and by extension the company that employs them both. If you publicly insulted a fellow employ you would be fired. But I guess you'd rather scream about "OMG THE YANKEES" because it's easier than thinking about something for more than two seconds.

He didn't insult or disparage A-Rod, he just says he questions his numbers because of something A-Rod admitted doing. He stated his opinion. And had the Yankees just ignored it, we wouldn't be having this thread.

How could thy ignore it? I assume you don't live
In NY.


'While we disagree with what Reggie said and are proud of A-Rod and his accomplishments, the Yankees are looking forward to another great All-Star weekend and are more concerned with competing for another World Series. We consider this an internal matter and it will be handled in house.'

Then Reggie goes out and apologizes and its over.
 
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