While Reggie Jackson is for the investigation to find out who, if anyone, has done steroids and when they did them, he doesn’t agree with people singling out others without any facts to back up the allegations.
“Just because a guy is accused or kind of looks the part, that’s not reason enough to show guilt. So I think you need data, you need facts.”
Jackson said that one such example of getting singled out with no evidence of steroid use is Barry Bonds.
“There’s all [these] allegations, comments about what they think he’s done. Until they can prove it, prove the fact that he’s taken steroids, I think it’s unfair to single Bonds out.”
“It bothers me a lot. I get angry, I want to retort. I want to be careful because I don’t want people to say, ‘Well, he’s just another old guy, complaining.’ But you know, I went from being sixth all-time in 18 months to 10, soon to be 11 or 12. So, it bothers me, but it doesn’t affect my legacy.
“It doesn’t affect Willie Mays’ legacy as the greatest player of all time. But to have Willie behind Henry [Aaron] and Babe was neat. It was cool for all of us.”
After being shutdown on Sunday by Cleveland’s C.C. Sabathia, Seattle’s shining sportsman Carl Everett laid into his teammates for their reluctance to bunt against a guy recovering from a rib injury. Carl’s gonna make a heck of a manager someday.