Jerry Reinsdorf Screwed Over White Sox Fans and the Comiskey Name

October 4, 2016 at 9:54 am by Terez in Chicago White Sox

It was a no brainer T...

It was a no brainer T…

Chicago Bulls and White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf isn’t the most popular man in the Windy City these days, and unfortunately for him, this news won’t help either. We’ve been tipped off by a source who would like to remain anonymous, that Reinsdorf reneged on a deal to revert the name of the Southside Ballpark back to the Comiskey name. Under the 13-year agreement that renames the South Side ballpark Guaranteed Rate Field on Nov. 1st, the Sox will get $20.4 million over the next 10 years for naming rights, or about $2 million per year, Illinois Sports Facilities Authority records show. Our inside source tells us Reinsdorf had a handshake deal with Ed Wehmer, president and CEO of Wintrust Financial, to keep the name Comiskey, so it was all set to be named Comiskey Park brought to you by WinTrust. It wasn’t until the 11th hour, where Reinsdorf took the other deal from Guaranteed Rate, and didn’t even allow WinTrust to make a counter offer. I’m sure White Sox fans would have really appreciated the Comiskey name to be back in its rightful place. Reinsdorf clearly cares more about money than worrying about his fan base. In his defense, he has brought championships to both the Bulls and the Sox, but still. -TO

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