Reg-gie! Reg-gie! Come on ... everybody! Reg-gie ...

Reg-gie, Reg- ... er, never mind ...

The official Twins statement on the not-that-bigga news about Mr. October's relentless pursuit of the local nine (notice the semantics of still trying to wheedle a stadium deal):

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, November 4, 2005


The Minnesota Twins would like to take this opportunity to confirm that the team did recently receive an unsolicited phone call from Reggie Jackson regarding his interest in acquiring a Major League Baseball team. During the phone conversation Mr. Jackson recounted his four previous efforts to finalize such a transaction and went on to inquire about availability of the Twins franchise. Mr. Jackson was told the Twins are not for sale at this time and that the Twins organization was currently 100 percent focused on working to ensure approval of the Twins-Hennepin County ballpark plan.

While not surprising considering the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the franchise's future, the Twins view the publicity surrounding Mr. Jackson's inquiry as unfortunate. To that end, the Pohlad family and Twins organization want to stress that this story was in no way initiated by the baseball team.

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And, as my buddy Dave, a Twins fan now living in LA, e-mails:

He's no Tom Clancy. He's not even a Reggie Fowler. He's a Reggie Jackson, Mr. October. Also a well-known spokesman for the Oversized Eyeglass Association. And he never gave up on the moustache as a classy accessory to every wardrobe and occasion.

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