"And guess what?" he said. "When they reopened here, they opened at basically where they had traded 30, 60 or 90 seconds ago."
Don't call it a blame game, however. That would be impolitic, undiplomatic, rude -- at least in the public realm and among the publicists looking to downplay the stock exchange rivalry as well as Thursday's market chaos.
"It's certainly something that bears taking a look at," said NYSE spokesman Ray Pellecchia of the discrepancy between the current circuit-breaker policies of the two exchanges. "But that's not the same as blaming them."
-- Written by Scott Eden in New YorkFollow TheStreet.com on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.