Jerry Reinsdorf, owner of the NBA's Chicago Bulls and MLB's Chicago White Sox. Photo Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports Jan 11, 2024; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf attends inaugural Ring of Honor gala at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

If you’re a fan of a team owned by Jerry Reinsdorf, chances are that you didn’t have a lot of fun as a sports fan on Friday night.

The Chicago Bulls had their season come to an end in the NBA Play-In Tournament game against the Miami Heat. Miami opened up a 34-17 lead on Chicago in the first quarter and never looked back from there, winning 112-91 to earn the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference.

Reinsdorf’s Chicago White Sox, meanwhile, had a dismal day as well, losing 7-0 to the Philadelphia Phillies. Ordinarily, it’s tough to compare a baseball team’s loss in April to a season-ending game in another sport. But the loss moved the Chicago White Sox to 3-16 on the year and as miserable as that record is, it doesn’t really begin to tell the story of how bad things have been for the South Siders.

And while the stakes weren’t nearly as high for MLB’s Chicago White Sox, they had a disastrous day, as well, losing 7-0 to the Philadelphia Phillies, dropping to 3-16 in what’s been a miserable season.

Both teams — and Reinsdorf — came under heavy fire on Friday.

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