Bulls and White Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf will be the next featured guest on Comcast SportsNet's monthly interview series "Inside Look" with the program debuting Wednesday, March 14 at 7 pm. Comcast SportsNet's Chuck Garfien will host.
The person who brought more championships to the city of Chicago than anyone else will discuss, among other topics, the White Sox World Series championship, the Bulls' six NBA titles in the 1990s, Derrick Rose and Michael Jordan. And there's also a surprise visit from Jim Thome, who has a job waiting for him with the White Sox when he retires.
There's some great stuff in here from Reinsdorf, who says of the 2005 White Sox that the championship really didn't sink in until the parade.
"There were two million people, there wasn't one arrest, there wasn't oneincident. You could see the love coming to the players from those people.Then there were people coming up to me telling me they had gone to the cemeteryand decorated their parents or grandparents graves. You could go to anycemetery in Chicagoand the graves were decorated with White Sox paraphernalia. And then thenext spring a gentleman came up to me in the parking lot and said my fatherdied 15 minutes after the last out, he knew and he died happy. Thosethings will never, ever leave me."
And on landing Derrick Rose:
"Two monthsbefore (the NBA Draft Lottery), John Paxson and I were talking and Paxson said,'Where are we going to get a point guard? We've got to get a pointguard. I said, 'I don't know, we'll win the lottery, we'll take DerrickRose. Iknew he was going to be a very good player. I can'tsay I expected him to be an MVP in his third year. What's really good isthat he's grounded. He really hasn't changed since he got here. Hecomes from a solid background. He was protected when he was growingup. He is a lot like Michael in that he just wants to win basketballgames."
Comcast SportsNet will also re-air Inside Look with Jerry Reinsdorf on thefollowing datestimes: Wednesday, March 14 at 11:30pm - Friday, April 6 at 4:30pm - Wednesday,April 11 at 2:30pm - Friday, April 13 at 4:30pm - Sunday, April 15 at 8pm - Wednesday, April 18at 11pm - Thursday, April 19 at 4:30pm - Sunday, April 22 at 2pm and 8:30pm - Wednesday,April 25 at 9pm.