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White Sox GM Ken Williams gets Blue Jay off waivers, then is cited for jaywalking

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kenny-williams-jaywalking.jpgAn otherwise successful day for White Sox GM Ken Williams was marred by a Barney-Fife-in-Mayberry moment when he was cited for jaywalking outside of Safeco Field in Seattle on Monday.

Just a short while after claiming outfielder Alex Rios off of waivers, Willams hopped out of a cab while taking on his cell phone and made a beeline across the street outside of the stadium. Not doing this maneuver at a Seattle-approved crosswalk landed him a $56 ticket.

This of course was not the most expensive decision of the day in light of the $61.6 million contract attached to Rios, but perhaps the most embarrassing and, arguably, head-scratching one.

Williams apparently attempted to explain how we do things here in the Windy City, but had no luck.

Williams tried to tell the officer people in Chicago cross streets anywhere, which could be why cab drivers are at home praying today.
 
He said the officer told him, "not in Seattle."

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Yes, our Seattle police have been known to ticket jaywalkers while drug dealers openly ply their trade just up the block.

Like so many transplants from the East Coast I was cited on my first visit to Seattle, but got off with a warning. Luckily for Ken Williams $56 is pocket change.

Bush league town- Bush league team
The Seattle cops are still trying to figure out who stole the sonics

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