The Crazy Terry diary has been frozen, but there was a question about what Jim Pohlad said and where. It was in Patrick Reusse's August 19 column. Here is the quote:
"We set the payroll at 50 to 52 percent of revenues, which is basically the guideline for major league teams," Jim Pohlad said. "If Terry goes over, we don't make an issue of it."
Jim paused. "I don't want to mislead anyone," he said. "We're not going to let him go over by 50 percent. But if it's a few million over, we're not going to say anything."