Wednesday, October 17, 2007
An Open Letter to Jim Buss - Dear Mr. Buss. Judging by what's been going on in the newspapers, internet, and various blogs it is clear to this SoSG that you're a little bit green around the collar when it comes to running a professional sports franchise. And not just any but perhaps arguably the most successful one in history. Allow me to let you in on a commonly known fact (one that your predecessors knew all to well having taken advantage of others with Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Shaquille O'Neal)....DON'T TRADE FUTURE HALL OF FAMER SUPERSTARS IN THEIR PRIME. As Edmund Burke said, "Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it." Please reference Babe Ruth, Wilt, Kareem, Mike Piazza as examples. The teams that dumped those players...they've sucked for decades following those ill-fated decisions. Now, with this new found knowledge in hand, make nice with Kobe. Love, Pete.