Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Reggie Jackson's response to question about A-Rod is nearly three minutes of silence (Podcast)

Hall of Famer and New York Yankees legend Reggie Jackson recently appeared on WFAN with hosts Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton, and naturally enough the discussion made its way to current Yankee pariah Alex Rodriguez and his ongoing Biogenesis-related suspension.

During the bizarre Q&A segment,  Carton attempted to engage Jackson on the topic of A-Rod by "leading the witness," but the otherwise outspoken Mr. October would have none of it.

 In fact, Jackson didn't merely spin the question, offer a prepared response or a terse "no comment." Instead, Jackson — who was promoting his book, Becoming Mr.October — offered up almost three minutes of almost total silence after Carton asks him, "Does it [A-Rod's scandal] bother you?"

After almost nothing but the hosts' chatter about Reggie's friend "Al", Jackson still doesn't speak for nearly three minutes until they change the subject. 

Since Jackson in the recent past has been an A-Rod ally of sorts, this silence speaks volumes. Is he worn out over addressing the matter or is it a purging of the friendship. Perhaps both.

As for Jackson, here's about all he would say regarding Rodriguez: “I'm so proud. I can't believe I shut up (about A-Rod).”

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