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White Sox hire Tony LaRussa.  At times like this, I'm glad I'm a Cubs fan. 

 

 

 

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A nice step-up from Tony's most recent job, which as far as I could tell was just sitting next to Dave Dombrowski in the Fenway owners' box.

 

Cannot fathom how you could look at the White Sox trajectory of recent years and think "oh yeah, that's the guy".

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Tony LaRussa was old when he had a Sega Genesis-branded game in 1995. It's 2020! (Coach K also had a Sega Genesis-branded game. Like most aging people, I measure time in distance from key nostalgia touchpoints.)

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So, they let go of Renteria because they didn’t think he was the guy for the future and wanted to make a bigger step by bringing in... Tony LaRussa? 
 

I like Tony LaRussa quite a bit, but he’s a legitimate fossil they’ll have to dig out of the soil at this point. I have absolutely no idea why they think this is a good move. 

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He must have looked at Dusty Baker and thought, yeah, I can do a better job than him. 

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5 minutes ago, DEAD! said:

He must have looked at Dusty Baker and thought, yeah, I can do a better job than him. 

I think many of us think the same. Doesn't mean we should be hired 🙂

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Tony is on the shortlist for greatest managers of all time and is one of the more successful managers in White Sox history. I think he will do well there

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5 minutes ago, ManillaToad said:

Tony is on the shortlist for greatest managers of all time and is one of the more successful managers in White Sox history. I think he will do well there

 

I'm looking forward to when Tim Anderson demands a trade after Tony benches him for kneeling for the anthem and flipping his bat.

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23 minutes ago, ManillaToad said:

Tony is on the shortlist for greatest managers of all time and is one of the more successful managers in White Sox history. I think he will do well there

see the post immediately below yours.

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48 minutes ago, ManillaToad said:

Tony is on the shortlist for greatest managers of all time and is one of the more successful managers in White Sox history. I think he will do well there

 

The TLR experiment won't last two seasons, likely go out in a dumpster blaze of glory and I'm here for it. 🍿

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Ugh, I'm just holding out hope that TLR is a bridge to a manager-in-waiting who they like for the job, but want him to get a little experience before they do. I know, I'm fooling myself. 

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56 minutes ago, ManillaToad said:

Tony is on the shortlist for greatest managers of all time and is one of the more successful managers in White Sox history. I think he will do well there

 

He hasn't managed the White Sox since 1986, which is closer in time to the Dodgers moving to LA than it is to now. He hasn't managed at all since 2011, which is closer in time to Steve Bartman than it is to now. 

 

He's 76 years old and acts like he's 120. I don't think he'll do well anywhere. The only reason they did this is because he and Jerry Reinsdorf are buddies. 

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1 hour ago, ManillaToad said:

Tony is on the shortlist for greatest managers of all time and is one of the more successful managers in White Sox history. I think he will do well there


That was 40 years ago. 

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I am pretty sure we can list 20 managers better than LaRussa.... and Ozzie Guillen would have been a better hire.

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1 hour ago, CS85 said:

 

I'm looking forward to when Tim Anderson demands a trade after Tony benches him for kneeling for the anthem and flipping his bat.

Well we all hope for things that will never happen I suppose

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Tigers name AJ Hinch Manager. I like the hire as he can bring a young team into its full potential like he did with the Astros. Then again I hope he’s not a complete dumpster fire like he was with the Diamondbacks.

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The problem with Tony La Russa isn't that he's some sort of white supremacist, which quite frankly feels like a reach, it's that he won't have Dave Duncan around to turn every turd off the waiver wire into a master sinkerballer. That and the endless beanball wars, the Unwritten Rules crap, and the fact that he hasn't managed in nine years, during which time the game has changed significantly and not for the better.

 

One thing I will say in La Russa's favor is that he would never pull an ace at 70some pitches in a there-is-no-tomorrow game so that he won't go thrice through the lineup like that dumbass errand boy in Tampa. He would then proceed to use seven relievers to make six outs, yes, definitely, but he wouldn't do that.

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1 hour ago, the admiral said:

He would then proceed to use seven relievers to make six outs

 

Ironically, the only one of the new rules that I want repealed would make this possible again.

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