28 August 2002

Quote of the Day:

"I have a hard time believing athletes are overpriced. If an owner is losing money, give it up. It's a business. I have trouble figuring out why owners would stay in if they're losing money."

This one was said by Reggie Jackson, Mr. October, and though the page where I saw it doesn't have it dated, I'm guessing that it happened back in the prime of Reggie's career, maybe somewhere around the strike in '81. Which means that The Straw That Stirs the Drink was ahead of his time, preemptively echoing a sentiment expressed by Jesse "The Governing Body" Ventura during congressional hearings last autumn, when he said,

"These owners are not losing the money they claim to be losing. If they were, they wouldn't be paying the salaries they're paying. It's asinine. These people did not get the wealth they have by being stupid."

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