ORLANDO — A rough few months — including a car accident last week — hasn’t kept Jerry Reinsdorf from an upbeat frame of mind.
The White Sox owner said on Wednesday he managed to avoid serious injury after he was involved in a three-car accident at more than 60 mph in Phoenix last week. Reinsdorf has spent this entire week in Orlando at the owners meetings, which conclude Thursday.
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In regard to the accident, which left his car wrecked but he was otherwise unharmed, Reinsdorf said he always talks about enjoying life and its fragile nature.
“I’m in good health but I could get hit by a bus,” Reinsdorf said. “And then this …”
Reinsdorf, who purchased the club in 1981, referred all baseball questions to executive vice president Kenny Williams and general manager Rick Hahn. Asked to comment on the team’s 99-loss campaign in 2013, Reinsdorf cracked a joke.
“Every day when I get up I keep hoping that I’m waking up from a dream and it never happened,” Reinsdorf said.
The White Sox have already made a strong move to start the offseason with a $68-million contract for Cuban first baseman Jose Abreu. Asked about the direction of the club and Williams’ and Hahn’s plans, Reinsdorf again deferred before he made another joke.
“Kenny and Rick are the ones to talk about the baseball stuff,” Reinsdorf said. “As soon as they tell me what the plan is, I’ll let you know.”