Bo Jackson prefers handshakes with ‘The Gipper’ to home runs

Bo Jackson’s life is still pretty damn sweet.

In an AP profile, the 46-year-old former Kansas City Royal says he doesn’t want anyone feeling sorry for him after his career was shortened due to a hip injury.

Now a businessman, Jackson says hitting back-to-back home runs with Wade Boggs in the 1989 All-Star Game wasn’t near as cool as shaking hands with President Ronald Reagan.

“That’s a big deal in everybody’s life,” he said.

Reading stories about Jackson — or hearing George Brett overshare — is another reminder of just how devoid Kansas City is of sports superstars.

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