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http://www.suntimes.com/output/sox/cst-spt-reins05.html

Reinsdorf took exception to questions ranging from agents to baseball's steroid policy. He answered similar questions recently on Mike North's show on WSCR-AM (670).

After accusing agent Scott Boras of being a liar, Reinsdorf said he won't deal with agents for coaches or managers. He said he did that once, and it was a mistake. Silverman correctly inferred he was talking about Phil Jackson, then asked how that could have been a mistake considering Jackson won six titles with the Bulls.

''I'm not going to get into it,'' Reinsdorf said. ''The fact of the matter is it was a mistake.''

Reinsdorf was asked about picking up the options for next season on Sox manager Ozzie Guillen and Bulls coach Scott Skiles.

''I think you've gone far enough with this line of questioning,'' Reinsdorf said.

Reinsdorf already told North that Skiles' option will be picked up because that's what general manager John Paxson desires. Paxson has said he wants Skiles to remain his coach for many years.

Silverman then threw out a softball question about the resurgent Bulls being the biggest surprise team during Reinsdorf's tenure.

''The biggest surprise I've had is the nature of this interview,'' Reinsdorf said. ''I thought it would be a nice chat about Opening Day, and you guys turn it into '60 Minutes.' These are not questions we were supposed to discuss.''

Reinsdorf later said: ''I hope you enjoyed [the interview] because I won't be on with you guys again. You conducted this interview under false pretenses, and you won't get another bite at the apple.''
eek I heard the replay of the interview and boy JR sounded peeved.
 

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Ahhh... good 'ol Uncle Jerry. The anti-Cuban.

I love how WMVP has to bend over backwards for this guy. First Jay had to go... what.... are they going to can Carmen and Silvey now as well?

Hey... maybe Mariotti is a little right about Uncle Jerry and the way Uncle Jerry conducts business from time to time.
 

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I guess I would be peeved too if I thought going into the interview I was going to discuss the Sox and their opening day win to have it switch to personnel questions.
 

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Rhyder said:
I guess I would be peeved too if I thought going into the interview I was going to discuss the Sox and their opening day win to have it switch to personnel questions.

:greatjob:

It's called an ambush, and good journalists don't do it.
 

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GB said:
:greatjob:

It's called an ambush, and good journalists don't do it.
I guess if Jay M was let go for not kissing the butt of Uncle Jerry's teams then Carmen and Silvey should be fired immediately.
 

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I guess if Jay M was let go for not kissing the butt of Uncle Jerry's teams then Carmen and Silvey should be fired immediately.
While humorous, there is a valid point here.

Everyone is always looking to break new news to gain a name (or larger name) for themselves. A lot of the time, this comes at the expense of the interviewee.

Since Reinsdorf has been down that road before, I'm sure that's why he was much more defensive in nature. It will certainly impact (Carmen & Silvey) how they conduct themselves in the future, at least around Reinsdorf.

However, Carmen & Silvey seem to like drama stories such as these, so I'm sure they will turn it into a negative Reinsdorf PR type of story.
 

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I want to hear this. I could picture Silverman being a bit of a red-arse when it comes to questioning, but not Defalco (who seems levelheaded and to be working his way up media-wise these days).

No problems with Jerry R on the hot seat. The guy has a job to do this summer
 

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However, Carmen & Silvey seem to like drama stories such as these, so I'm sure they will turn it into a negative Reinsdorf PR type of story.
Given that they are currently working for WMVP and that I believe the station is still gunning for Uncle Jerry's broadcasting rights, I would be surprised if this is the case.

It will be interesting to see if its mentioned again on air.

They were willing to fire Mariotti just to appease Uncle Jerry. I doubt that two youngsters with not a lot of clout will be allowed to bash the Uncle on air… but we’ll see.
 

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Given that they are currently working for WMVP and that I believe the station is still gunning for Uncle Jerry's broadcasting rights, I would be surprised if this is the case.

It will be interesting to see if its mentioned again on air.

They were willing to fire Mariotti just to appease Uncle Jerry. I doubt that two youngsters with not a lot of clout will be allowed to bash the Uncle on air… but we’ll see.
I didn't know that they wre after broadcasting rights.

Probably a Hush, Hush story now if that is still the case.
 

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In an interview Monday with WMVP-AM 1000, the flagship station of his teams, White Sox and Bulls Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf was asked about the futures of manager Ozzie Guillen and coach Scott Skiles.

"Scott Skiles works for John Paxson, and Ozzie Guillen works for Kenny Williams," Reinsdorf said. "They have to make the decisions if they want them or not. I only have veto power. Neither Scott Skiles' nor Ozzie Guillen's contract is up. It's all very premature."
http://chicagosports.chicagotribune...sbits,1,2254978.story?coll=cs-bulls-headlines
 

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i heard the interview when it took place and it didnt sound like any ambush to me. Sounded more like Reinsdorf was having a hissy fit over nothing. Silverman said that there was no parameters about what could and could not be discussed.

Maybe Jerry should make a deal w/ WGN, they are nothing but a group of softies over there who do nothing but kiss butt and never step on toes.

What a friggin baby.
 

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I think this whole thing is funny. People who read the article, dont get the sense that Carmen and Silvy were firing off-the-wall questions rapid fire looking to attack Jerry. If Jerry didnt want to answer any questions besides Sox/Opening day ?'s, he should have said, "guys, i rather focus on the Sox today, and blah blah blah, we can talk about those other things later."

Him playing the defenseless victim is laughable.
 

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kukoc4ever said:
They were willing to fire Mariotti just to appease Uncle Jerry.
It should be noted that this is just one side of the story. The other side denies it.
 

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I think this whole thing is funny. People who read the article, dont get the sense that Carmen and Silvy were firing off-the-wall questions rapid fire looking to attack Jerry. If Jerry didnt want to answer any questions besides Sox/Opening day ?'s, he should have said, "guys, i rather focus on the Sox today, and blah blah blah, we can talk about those other things later."

Him playing the defenseless victim is laughable.
it's hard for me to form a take from just reading the article. but, i agree with your sentiment. pappa reinsdorf is heads a corporation thats worth is well in to the 9 figures. he's been a sports owner for the over 20 years and is by no means unexpierenced at giving interviews. i can't imagine the questions silvy and carmen were asking were anything compared to the baiting that players encounter on a daily basis. if our team can manage to handle themselves respectfully, then jerry should be able to do the same.
 

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remlover said:
I think this whole thing is funny. People who read the article, dont get the sense that Carmen and Silvy were firing off-the-wall questions rapid fire looking to attack Jerry. If Jerry didnt want to answer any questions besides Sox/Opening day ?'s, he should have said, "guys, i rather focus on the Sox today, and blah blah blah, we can talk about those other things later."

Him playing the defenseless victim is laughable.
I bet that's the reason why he agreed to come on, to talk about opening day and let it be nothing more of a fluff piece.
 

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I bet that's the reason why he agreed to come on, to talk about opening day and let it be nothing more of a fluff piece.
I'm sure thats the reason why he came on the air as well. Opening day, beginning of a new season, but i highly doubt that there were ground rules on what can and cannot be discussed. JR whining that Carmen and Silvy were conducting the interview under false pretenses is a joke. JR is the figurehead of the Sox and Bulls, he should expect questions on the latter when he gives a rare interview.

It would be like Bob Woodward promoting a new book of his and getting a question about Watergate or Deep Throat. Is it ambush journalism to ask him questions about something other than his book and something he is famous for?
 

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''I thought it would be a nice chat about Opening Day, and you guys turn it into '60 Minutes.' These are not questions we were supposed to discuss.''

Reinsdorf later said: ''I hope you enjoyed [the interview] because I won't be on with you guys again. You conducted this interview under false pretenses, and you won't get another bite at the apple.''
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As someone who has actually called people and booked interviews for ESPN Radio (not WMVP), let me say that it is certainly possible that Reinsdorf thought they were only going to discuss the Sox. He came right out and said it on the air, and while he certainly could be lying, he just as certainly could have agreed to come on within the "parameters" of discussing the Sox and only the Sox.

Having actually spoken the words "we just want to ask you about ___________ real quick" to a professional GM, I just don't want people to think that there are never "paramaters" on what is going to be discussed, because it certainly does happen.
 

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All valid points being made, but I'm solid in JR's corner on this one.

If you've never had to deal with our illustrious "Forth Estate" in an interview situation, you just flat out don't know. Been there a few times, and been singed/burned a few times (not sports related, but I know exactly how he feels).

These bozos aren't looking for facts - they are looking for controversy, because that makes "news" & get "ears" in their business. JR is trying to measure his words so he doesn't create other problems as a result of his comments and responses. Been there, done that on that one.

The only real difference is that after JR got done, he basically told them (but in a much nicer manner) where they could place all their expectations for any future interviews.

GOOD FOR HIM!! :clap:

There a whole bunch of us out here who have also been through those types of "interviews" & many of us are silently cheering for him (wishing we could have said what he did). :cheers: to you, JR for speaking up

My .02
 

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Sources: Sox close to deal with WSCR-AMhttp://chicagosports.chicagotribune...65apr06,1,4710572.column?coll=cs-home-utility

Sources said Tuesday that the Sox were closing in on a deal with WSCR that, if completed, would end the team's 10-year relationship with WMVP after this season.

A key moment in the bargaining will come Wednesday, when several WSCR executives are scheduled to meet with Brooks Boyer at U.S. Cellular Field.

Boyer has been the Sox's director of marketing for just one year, but the former Notre Dame basketball player already has hired a new ad agency, altered the players' pregame introductions and changed the ballpark by adding premium seats behind home plate and a fun zone for kids.

Now Boyer is poised to put an even greater stamp on the team.

Boyer didn't return a phone call Tuesday, and Sox spokesman Scott Reifert said the team would not comment.

Radio executives were equally tight-lipped, adhering to Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf's desire to keep negotiations out of the newspapers.

The Sox's expiring deal with WMVP paid the club about $5 million per season, but that contract was signed before ABC took ownership of the station.

The new deal likely will pay the team no more than $2.5 million per season.

Sources said Reinsdorf has only one serious concern about moving the Sox to WSCR: It would isolate the Bulls on WMVP through the 2006-07 season. So Reinsdorf is trying to package both teams on WSCR.
 
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