Originally posted on Hall of Very Good  |  Last updated 11/10/12
For the life of me, I'm not sure why athletes (and former athletes, for that matter) need to comment on politics.Nevermind. It's because we're all paying attention.Earlier this week, following the Presidential election, baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson felt the need to open up about how he feels the government sholuld be run. "Just because President Obama is back in power is not as important as all of us pulling together," Jackson told USA TODAY Sports. "The best would be for Obama to be president and Romney to be vice-president. We need everyone to come together."I'm not opposed to the whole "come together" idea, but "Mr. October" knows how this works, right?But, wait...there's more. "We need to have the resolve to work together," Jackson continued. "It's like when the Yankees have a great team, it helps baseball. When the Knicks and Lakers are great teams, it helps basketball. If the Republicans and Democrats can get together, it will make our country a strong, better place, for everyone.''Now I'm confused.How is the Yankees having a great team (A) good for baseball and/or (B) anything like having both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney occupying the White House? Ugh. How many days until pitchers and catchers report? 

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