White Sox Owner Jerry Reinsdorf Needs To Know When To Shut Up


We cannot get away with sports teams and organizations banning any of their management team from speaking at any kind of conference or forum. this is what started it all greg berhalter fiasco, even though he thought it was a private, closed event. Jerry Reinsdorf pulled the same trick with fans of both his teams in Chicago yesterday. in open rebellion Against his propriety, you’d think this would be an excellent time for him to be in shut-the-nonsense mode as he usually is. But when you are Reinsdorf and away from the people you pretend to serve, you probably have no idea what reality is.

Reinsdorf’s quotes spread far beyond Chicago’s south and west sides, as they are certainly shared by some of his ownership brethren in both MLB and the NBA. Blake Schuster of USA TODAY’s BET FTW had an entire thread, and we can pick it apart here:

It will get better from here, but Reinsdorf isn’t talking about people who run their teams poorly. In his mind, dumb bosses are those who spend money or don’t toe the line the way he and others do (Reinsdorf was one Key figures in baseball collusion case In the 80s you’d think he’d learn, but don’t overdo the argument), as you’ll soon see:

Again, Reinsdorf’s problem isn’t that he might end up with a bad player. is that he absolutely has to spend the money. He’s not raising an eyebrow at Bob Nutting or John Fischer, but at Steve Cohen or Peter Seidler.

White Sox, Bulls fans want stars

White Sox fans wanted Manny Machado. Or Aaron Judge. Or any shortstop they could have done this past winter. They wanted another starter. They wanted bullpen weapons. Bulls fans wanted something more than mismatched array of Zach Lavine, DeMar DeRozan, and Nikola Vosevic. They wanted a 3-and-3D supporting cast. They want the team to live in the luxury tax they have earned considering they still buy all the tickets available. Nobody’s got any of these, and if Jerry’s so smart, why haven’t any of these teams Dick won at 18? Because as you’ll soon see, that’s exactly what he wants.

‘Sports is a business of failure’

Now we come to the meat of it, and what MLB really is:

This Was the Ethos Behind the Expansion and Room Temperature of the Playoffs in MLB Reinsdorf appears to have worked out at the United Center with the Bulls. In his mind, and a lot of other owners, it’s too much of a pain in the ass (or wallet) to build a true powerhouse. But if you can fool your fans into thinking that if everything goes the team’s way, they’ll believe you’ve done a good job, even if they’re out of your control. That’s enough to get a B- (which I guess I can’t criticize since that was my ethos at school too, but I wasn’t running a two sports franchise). Get to the playoffs and try to convince your fans that when your 88-win baseball team or 47-win basketball team gets railroaded by a really serious team it’s just luck that’s turned against them. oh good!

unless you want your rent badass dude To make up for a mistake you think you made three decades ago and basically what should have been an exciting youth baseball team for the future. then it’s all right Asking your GM and front office to unite.

Anyone who spent time in the real bleachers at Wrigley back in the day, especially in center field, knows that any Yahoo well enough can bet on the next pitch within seconds, and they don’t have a phone to do it. Was. Other than that, get messed up. This is as Reinsdorf-ian as it can be to take something that originally earned universal acclaim from fans and even get some people back in the game and fuck it Because they can’t spare a few extra dollars.

Major sports leagues keep changing

while Reinsdorf is the biggest culprit of simply not choosing Top anyone on your teams just because he doesn’t feel like it, he’s hardly unique. And every league constantly changes its rules and systems to ensure that only a small number of teams can swing for downs, and only for short periods of time. Expanded playoff fields and randomized formats of baseball and football are the routes chosen by MLB and MLS. Hard salary caps keep the NHL and NFL in brackets, for the most part, or at least tightly. NBA has a new CBA The league is moving towards that as best they can, however the difference one or two players can make in basketball will always see an elite.

It’s sad that fans of one team can start a rebellion as much as they want, and someone like Reinsdorf can simply ignore it or even look at it from their ivory tower. The White Sox and Bulls mean a lot more to a lot of people than Reinsdorf, who apparently now only sees him as an ATM and has nothing but contempt for him who might threaten it. Sports and teams shouldn’t be any other business in the portfolio, given what they can mean to a community. Perhaps that’s even more true for the Sox, who can and should be a source of pride for a section of Chicago that’s been hit hard for a decade. And yet men like Reinsdorf allowed these teams to form. And now he isn’t even pretending any more.

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On the bright sideā€¦

While Snoop is an admitted Ducks fan (or was), for him to be on a spree to buy a hockey team is still pretty parsimonious. And not just a hockey team, but probably the most reprehensible hockey team one could think of, if most people can remember that the Senators still exist. It’s such a dull team that they don’t even play in Ottawa, but play in some wet station outside of it, which isn’t too different from a punt to perform in a suburb of Branson. Ottawa may be the capital, but it also exists mostly between Montreal and Toronto in case your car breaks down, as you’ll only be close to anywhere to go between the two more interesting places. I’m told the team has a history of its own, but no one has been able to find any records of it. The whole existence of Sense has been that your friend had a girlfriend in 7th class but you do not know her, she lives in Canada. Maybe neither team could use a spice-up Snoop can provide, but some of the challenges are too big.


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