View Full Version : Reinsdorf's take on Selig's 3 million dollar loan

01-11-2002, 07:29 PM
Of course if it's anti-Reinsdorf it's going to be in Mariotti's column.
Rule-breaking Selig should step down (http://www.suntimes.com/output/mariotti/cst-spt-jay11.html)

''We have a lot of rules we don't necessarily enforce all the time. What's the big deal?'' Reinsdorf told the Associated Press. ''It was for a short time, 45 or 60 days. Everybody would have voted for it had it come up. To me, it's like a cop sees a guy going 62 [miles per hour] in a 55 zone. You let him go. What's the harm?''

Oh, nothing, except that Selig is a mighty commissioner whose standards are supposed to be higher than the everyday Speed Racer. Reinsdorf then made a point of communicating with the New York Times, whose baseball writer, Murray Chass, captured the scrambling owner perfectly. Wrote Chass: ''Jerry Reinsdorf of the Chicago White Sox initially said the loan may have violated the rule, but added that many other clubs were very likely violating another financial rule at the time 'and we didn't do anything.'

''Minutes later, Reinsdorf called back and said of 20 (c): 'That's our rule. If we choose to enforce it or not enforce it, that's our business. It's not a federal statute.' ''

01-11-2002, 07:38 PM

These New York guys blow everything out of proprtion.

duke of dorwood
01-11-2002, 09:42 PM

Make the Rules, Break the Rules

Hear my rap