Several limited partners of the Cincinnati Reds contend that general partner Marge Schott has failed to disburse $17.69 million to them over the last five years.
The revised figure is contained in a recently unsealed memorandum in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court in Cincinnati, where four of the eight limited partners are suing Schott. The partners previously had demanded $18.04 million from Schott, but now have adjusted the figure slightly lower to include the team's 1989 financial returns.
The limited partners, who have tried to unseat Schott, claim she has abused her authority as general operating partner. Schott denies any wrongdoing, and has attempted to get a summary judgment in her favor. . . .
Reggie Jackson has joined the Oakland Athletics as a part-time coach. Jackson, who will also serve as a part-time television analyst for the team, will be a general coach. Last week, Jackson was named as an analyst on A's SportsChannel cable television broadcasts. . . .
Jose Canseco was clocked at 104 mph while driving in Miami last week, earning the Oakland outfielder yet another speeding ticket.
"I don't think it was a big deal to him," said Florida Highway Patrol trooper Rafael Lola, who gave Canseco the ticket on Feb. 6. "You could say he was kind of cocky. When I told him he clocked in at 104 mph, he said, 'Oh, you're so generous.' "
Lola said Canseco told him he had just put some special aviation fuel in his car and wanted to test it out.