No ego, no prob­lem for Reg­gie

Winnipeg Sun - - SPORTS - — Paul Friesen

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.”

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