As baseball general managers go, Kenny Williams operates outside the box.
His tactics, like those shown in the recent acquisitions of Jake Peavy(notes) and Alex Rios(notes), can be risky and rewarding; the White Sox won the 2005 World Series and took the AL Central title a season ago. Apparently, Williams operates in a similar way when crossing the street.
Outside the law.
The Seattle Police Department, probably less familiar with his ways than the White Sox fanbase, cited and fined Williams $56 for jaywalking his way to Safeco Field a few hours before the Mariners' 6-4 victory Monday night.
Williams emerged from a cab while talking on his mobile phone and crossed a street to the ballpark before being stopped by police. Williams tried to tell the officer people in Chicago cross streets anywhere. He said the officer told him: "Not in Seattle."
There's even a cop on Williams tail in the above photo!
Assuming Williams files the ticket as a business expense, that's $117,600,056 of debt — for Peavy, Rios and the ticket — he's added since July 31.