29 Total Quotes

Jerry Reinsdorf Quotes

Baseball and business are all about relationships, like the bond between a team and its fans. The White Sox organization's long-term relationship with Miller Brewing has connected our fans to their beers.
Jerry Reinsdorf
#Baseball

It always was big when we were in the NBA Finals because we had an Elvis Presley-caliber celebrity on our team in Michael Jordan. But the World Series is much bigger. I've never seen Chicago this excited. Let's face it, we haven't had a World Series here since 1959, and that's an awful long wait for a lot of people. Winning all those championships with the Bulls was great, but it would be the ultimate of my sports career if we win a world championship.
Jerry Reinsdorf
#Celebrity

I've known Art for twenty years and have successfully done business with him in the past. I know Art will be successful in this venture.
Jerry Reinsdorf
#Art

Basketball is a great sport. Baseball is a religion, and I truly believe that. Ask 10 people what was the first basketball game they went to and whom did they go with, then ask them what was the first baseball game and whom they went with, and there's a good chance that all 10 will remember the baseball and none of them will remember the basketball — or the football or the hockey.
Jerry Reinsdorf
#Baseball

This was truly a team triumph. We didn't have a single .300 hitter. We only had one man who drove in 100 runs and it was just 100 runs. We didn't have a 20-game winner. Everybody contributed to it. It certainly was a tribute to our scouts, too. Think about how they jumped on Bobby Jenks.
Jerry Reinsdorf
#Man

A lot of stuff he tells to the media he's just making it up. You don't know what to believe and what not to believe. Look, if we win the World Series I might retire. Let's win a World Series and see if he's serious.
Jerry Reinsdorf
#Media

Like I said, Dennis has been of great value to our team.
Jerry Reinsdorf
#Value

It feels awfully good. As excited as I am now, I know no matter what happens, we still have work to do.
Jerry Reinsdorf
#Work

I know what this means to me. What amazes me is how many other people realize what this means to me.
Jerry Reinsdorf
#People

It's not quite the same as in Boston because it's a one-team town. I'm sure there are some Cubs fans who aren't happy, but it's just a wonderful thing for our city. I can't wait to get back.
Jerry Reinsdorf
#Boston

We're saddened by the news. Al lived a long and good life. We're so pleased we were able to win the World Series this year and that he was able to see it before he died.
Jerry Reinsdorf
#Life

Never. My mother would kill me — and she's not even alive.
Jerry Reinsdorf
#Mother

Ozzie is the Hispanic Jackie Mason. If you look at him in that light, you don't worry about anything he says.
Jerry Reinsdorf
#Worry

I should never have made that statement. The reason I made that statement at that time was because the Sox weren't doing particularly well, the Bulls were on top of the world, people were sending me letters saying, 'You're not paying attention to the White Sox; you're spending too much time on the Bulls.' So I figured one way to put it to rest it is to make a stupid statement like that, and so I did, and now it's been haunting me.
Jerry Reinsdorf
#Reason

Cusack used to be a White Sox fan. He showed his true colors. Now that we won, someone on his behalf called my office. I wouldn't give them to him.
Jerry Reinsdorf
#Colors

I've known Ozzie since he was 21 years old. He's like a son to me. Nothing about Ozzie surprises me, and nothing that Ozzie does bothers me.
Jerry Reinsdorf
#Surprises

We didn't have a curse to deal with. We just had failure to deal with.
Jerry Reinsdorf
#Failure

I think what Kenny was trying to say was that Boras has some grand ideas about what his players should be making, and it's going to drag out a long time. And we're not going to sit around and wait.
Jerry Reinsdorf
#Ideas

There is a part of the country west of the Hudson River. I would think having fresh faces in the postseason is a good thing.
Jerry Reinsdorf
#Country

I decided wives and children wouldn't be invited. If we had too big a party, it wouldn't be very intimate.
Jerry Reinsdorf
#Children

I was particularly pleased to hear how the president talked about Harold Baines. Because in a moment of jest, he once said his biggest mistake was trading Sammy Sosa for Harold Baines. So he went a long way toward making amends for that.
Jerry Reinsdorf
#Jest

He used to take off for a week and then come back. He was broadcasting games on the radio. He really resurrected the sport.
Jerry Reinsdorf
#Games

My wife design the rings. I would say I like them anyway.
Jerry Reinsdorf
#Design

Basketball is a great sport. Baseball is a religion, and I truly believe that. Ask 10 people what was the first basketball game they went to and whom did they go with, then ask them what was the first baseball game and whom they went with, and there's a good chance that all 10 will remember the baseball and none of them will remember the basketball or the football or the hockey.
Jerry Reinsdorf
#Religion #Basketball Game

In order for a team, an ordinary team, to win the World Series by ordinary team, that's everybody other than the Yankees all sorts of things have to happen, the stars really have to line up in the right order. You have to have a lot of breaks, and we got them. I can think of a zillion breaks that we got in the postseason.
Jerry Reinsdorf
#World Series #Yankees

In order for a team, an ordinary team, to win the World Series _ by ordinary team, that's everybody other than the Yankees _ all sorts of things have to happen, the stars really have to line up in the right order. You have to have a lot of breaks, and we got them. I can think of a zillion breaks that we got in the postseason.
Jerry Reinsdorf
#World Series #Yankees