Reggie Jackson got into a brief spat with a Yankee fan in an elevator, sounds surprising, right? The former Yankee legend in a spat with a Yankee fan? The story doesn’t really end here, the feud took place as the great ‘Mr. October’ was defending Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve. Now isn’t that a story in itself?
Reggie Jackson has represented the New York Yankees for 5 exceptional years (1977-1981), former right fielder, is now an executive assistant for the Houston Astros. He was in the Bronx Stadium over the weekend for the first-place confrontation.
The Houston Astros-New York Yankees four-game series came to an end this past Sunday, where the Yankees won 6-3 after being no-hit for 6.1 innings and Aaron Judge ending things with a walk-off three-run homer in the 10th inning. With Jose Altuve in the building, the former Astros and Yankee rivalry took a different turn for the fans.
The Stupefying elevator conversation between Legend Reggie Jackson and a Yankee fan
An interaction that Reggie Jackson had with a Yankees fan this past weekend, who expressed his hatred of the Astros second baseman, Jose Altuve in an elevator. Ultimately, it ended with Jackson telling the fan to “be quiet.” It went as follows:
Yankees fan was telling his buddies how much he despised Jose Altuve.
“I hate that little sawed-off SOB,” the gentleman proudly told his chums.
And that’s where Mr October, now an Astros executive, entered the convo.
“He’s my favourite player,” Jackson told the fellow, before adding one comment. “You should be quiet.”
The fellow had one question for Reggie.
“You’re Reggie Jackson, aren’t you?”
“Yes, I am.”
And so, the guy took Reggie’s advice and shut up
Reggie Jackson also commented after that, that Jose Altuve is more clutch than Derek Jeter, he said, “I’ve seen Derek and I’ve seen Jose, and here’s what I’ll tell you,” Jackson said. “If you put him in Derek’s spot, the Yankees have championships every year from 1996 to 2004. There’s no collapse against Boston.”
Although many have taken stands in support or in opposition to the remarks by Reggie Jackson, the Yankees fans still feel that whenever Jose Altuve steps in the Bronx, he will definitely get booed. No matter whose favourite player he is, no matter who feels he is better than Yankee legends.