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Jerry Reinsdorf survives frightening car accident

Jerry Reinsdorf

Jerry Reinsdorf

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Updated: November 13, 2013 3:22PM

ORLANDO, Fla. — As if the baseball year couldn’t get any worse for Jerry Reinsdorf, the White Sox owner added one more thing that needs fixing after that 99-loss train wreck of a season: his car.

Reinsdorf, 77, escaped serious injury after a frightening three-car accident at 65 mph on Interstate-10 in Phoenix last week about 20 minutes after leaving the team’s spring training home of Glendale. No one was hurt, but his car didn’t fare as well, he said.

Reinsdorf, who’s in Orlando for general managers meetings and owners meetings, was philosophical as he talked about getting cut off by another driver and slamming on his brakes at full freeway speed.

He talks all the time about the uncertainty of life, he said. “I’m in good health, but I could get hit by a bus,” he said. “And then this. …”

Reinsdorf didn’t want to walk about Sox baseball business as he bantered with reporters Wednesday – particularly the worst Sox season in his three decades of ownership.

“Every day when I get up I keep hoping that I’m waking up from a dream and that never happened,” he said.


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