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Reggie Jackson on Pablo Sandoval, ‘He seems like a lovable, chubby guy’

Oct 26, 2012, 3:29 PM EDT

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After hitting three home runs in game one of the 2012 World Series, San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval etched his name alongside great sluggers like Babe Ruth (who did it twice), Albert Pujols, and Reggie Jackson in World Series history as the only men to accomplish the feat.

Reggie was asked about Pablo’s accomplishment during “The Wheelhouse Show” on 95.7 The Game in San Francisco and below is Mr. October’s response where he discusses Pablo’s lovable factor:

“How about the night he had [Wednesday] night? You know something? I enjoy those nights. I would rather have done it again myself, but I really enjoy watching a guy like that. He hit a home run over there in St. Louis, and by the time he got done swinging and got to first base, the right side of his shirt was hanging out of his pants. … He seems like just a lovable, chubby guy. I mean that in a complimentary, lovable way, but he just seems like a guy that everybody loves. I think if he wore his uniform correctly — like if he could tuck his shirt in and it could stay in — we wouldn’t love him as much.”

When asked about his thoughts on the possibility that Sandoval could have clubbed four home runs, Reggie was pleased that it didn’t happen and he got some free publicity from it:

“I was hoping he would hit one off the wall and almost be a homer but not go out. I could lie and say, ‘Oh, I wanted him to hit another one,’ and lie, and God would know I was lying. But, like, I’m being honest. I’m glad he hit the three because … then I get a little news, get a little play on TV. … So thanks, dude, I appreciate the pub.”

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