Ever since Bud Selig replaced Fay Vincent as MLB commissioner, he and White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf have been seen as allies. It was Reinsdorf who helped Selig take over the job in the first place, and it was Reinsdorf standing right by Selig’s side supporting him during the 1994 player’s strike that cost everybody a World Series.
Since then, Jerry has always had a direct line to the commissioner’s office, but Bud Selig is scheduled to retire in January, and his succession plan is causing some cracks to show in the foundation of their relationship.
Welcome to The Chicago Homer’s Mailbag. It runs once a week unless it doesn’t, and in it I answer questions from readers via Twitter or email. The questions can be about any damn thing you please, and there likely isn’t a question I won’t answer. There may be questions I can’t answer, but I’ll try.
If you’d like to submit a question for the next edition of the mailbag it’s pretty simple. Either ask the question on Twitter using the #AskTCH hashtag — as long as you use the hashtag I will see it — or send an email to TCHMailbag@gmail.com.
And now that you know how to do it, let’s get to the this week’s questions.