Determined to make his All-Star game visit to New York as uncomfortable as possible, the New York Post is reporting that former Yankee Reggie Jackson might have a little bit of a sensitivity problem when it comes to his Hebrew friends.
Post photographer Larry Schwartzwald says that Jackson was on East 61st Street and Madison Avenue, negotiating with a painter named Peter Zonis, when he asked the artist, "Are you Jewish?" as the haggling persisted. Luckily for Schwartzwald, he had his video camera with him and decided to ask the former slugger and unwitting Queen Elizabeth assassin what exactly he meant by the exchange. "Are you Jewish, too?", Jackson responded to the lensman and then explained his remark this way:
Mr. October then explained that the artist was driving a hard bargain and said he asked the man if he was Jewish "because he's always working me."
Looks like Reggie might be forced to wear a Yankee yarmulke during the All-Star game festivities if this picks up any speed.
Swing And A Diss By Reggie [NY Post]