Oops, Usher Won’t Let Dreadlocked John Jaso, One of Humboldt County’s Former Major League Baseball Players, Down to the Field
Thursday night, John Jaso, McKinleyville High alumni and former major league baseball player for the Tampa Bay Rays, almost couldn’t get his dreadlocked, tie-dyed Humboldt self down to the field to talk with his former teammates. A tiny little tiger of an usher did not buy his tale.
The Tampa Bay Rays posted a clip of the interaction on their twitter feed.
Excuse me sir, may I see your ticket? pic.twitter.com/UTGD2X7YLB
— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) May 25, 2018
Sometimes you can take the guy out of Humboldt and make him a multi-millionaire baseball player but….you can’t take the Humboldt out of the guy.
Note: For a really great story about Jaso, check out this Vice Magazine piece written by another major league baseball player where Jaso talks about his concussions and there’s a home-video clip of him after he got the call to go to the big leagues–a total charmer!