New York Yankees: Reggie Jackson says that COVID-19 may be a “sign from God”

Andres Chavez
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Oct 16, 2017; Bronx, NY, USA; An view of the a field logo before game three of the 2017 ALCS playoff baseball series between the New York Yankees and the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

New York Yankees‘ Mr. October, Reggie Jackson, is very worried about the consequences of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, affecting millions of lives around the world and forcing people in several locations to stay in preventive quarantine. MLB had to suspend the start of the season, and that’s why the New York Yankees havent’ been playing lately.

However, the Hall of Famer and Yankees’ great is hoping that people begin appreciating what they have. He said he would like people to slow down, take a moment and be thankful, adding that this current outbreak of the disease could be a sign from God, per NJ.com’s Brendan Kuty, who quoted YES Network.

“Hopefully this slows us down a little bit and relationships with family and friends and God are our priority while we’re here on Earth,” Jackson said. “Let us heed of this notice so that he doesn’t have to shake the trees a little bit harder the next time he wants us to realize that we might be a little bit off track.”

The Yankees’ legend has a message for us

The powerful slugger, famous for his bigger-than-earth personality and for his home runs in his playing days, also said that he felt like “too much as been thought about ‘I,’ not enough about ‘we,’ and not enough about Him,’” clearly referencing God and the way we think about other people.

Reggie offered his thoughts from his home in California.

“I just kind of want to say, are we grateful for our jobs?” he said. “Are we grateful for our friends and family? Do we spend enough time with our kids? Do we thank our wife for a great day? These are the things that I think about. These are the things I want to see us take notice. Are we running past the people who need help while everyone’s got a job? Look how many people now are struggling already with just 30 days of no work, three weeks of no work. Let’s be conscious of others, be conscious of who are as a nation, as a group, and certainly as a Yankee fans are certainly part of that. That’s what my concern is, the people where our home is in the Bronx.”