Good read from the always entertaining Jim Caple of ESPN.com’s Page 2:
6. Jerry Reinsdorf, White Sox: Back in the ’80s, Reinsdorf threatened to move the Sox to Tampa Bay’s lovely new dome unless he got a new stadium, then played a major role in ownership’s stubborn stance during the 1994-95 strike. On the other hand, he treats his employees well and won a World Series, which makes up for a lot. Plus, anyone who lets Ozzie Guillen speak his mind is OK with me.
Nice to see Jerry ranked that high. He really is good to his employees and for the most part the fans too. When you consider the fact that he is also one of the league’s longest tenured owners1 it’s even more impressive.
Spoiler alert: Cubs owner Tom Ricketts didn’t crack the top 10. Surprised Cub fans?
- I think the Steinbrenner family is the only one that tops him [↩]