No ego, no problem for Reggie
Sure, he could have made a ton more money if he’d lasted longer in the Majors.
But Goldeyes slugger Reggie Abercrombie says he’s done OK for himself and his family, playing independent baseball and often winter ball for the last eight years.
Abercrombie credits the fact he had great role models as parents and doesn’t have expensive tastes.
“I don’t have a big ego,” he said. “I don’t have a big problem. The only thing I have a problem with is shoes. That’s it. I don’t go out and buy five, six cars.
“I go out and buy five or six pair of shoes.”
Growing up in Columbus, Ga., Abercrombie says he learned a lot from his father, who worked long hours for Tom’s Mom’s Cookie Makers, about taking care of a family on limited resources.
It seems even then he had a thing for shoes.
“That man not once ever told me no,” Abercrombie said. “If I wanted some Jordans, he said ‘give me time,’ and he’d end up getting ‘em.”